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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.
This strategy uses reflection prompts to help students consider a complex or emotional topic through the lenses of head, heart, and ethics.
Spark students’ interest in a book before reading it by having them make predictions and ask questions about its contents.
Introduce students to the concept of inferencing and then help them develop their inferencing skills.
Enrich students’ understanding of a historical or literary figure by having students draw the figure’s life journey.
Provide a creative way for students to engage with a text by transforming a line they find meaningful into a poem.
Help students improve their work by allowing them to understand exactly when and where an error occurs, and what they need to do to develop their writing.
Help students communicate independently and develop as active listeners by giving them the opportunity to discuss and share ideas in the format of a people's assembly.
Encourage class participation and develop students’ active listening skills by reading aloud text excerpts.
Have students work in pairs to read each other's work aloud, and then give each other feedback.