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Students clarify aspects of their identity or the identity of a historical or literary figure by writing poems that focus on deeper elements of personal makeup like experiences, relationships, hopes, and interests.
Students practice perspective-taking by representing the point of view of an assigned personality in a small-group discussion.
Provide students with a graphic tool to record and organize information about characters in a text.
Help students engage with a fictional or historical character by creating an annotated illustration.
Help students approach challenging texts by breaking down content into manageable pieces.
Ensure students’ reading comprehension by emphasizing a purposeful reading and rereading of a text.
Teach your students to become critical viewers of film with this four-step procedure.
Invite students to nonverbally communicate something they have read or watched, using a color, a symbol, and an image.
This kinesthetic discussion activity invites students to be active listeners and speakers and to interact with a wide range of classmates.
Students sort, arrange, and connect their thoughts on an idea or question, creating a visual representation of their understanding.
Deepen students' understanding of a topic by having them connect to their prior knowledge.
Develop a classroom contract to create a community of mutual respect and inclusion.