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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.
Spark students’ interest in a book before reading it by having them make predictions and ask questions about its contents.
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.
Encourage class participation and develop students’ active listening skills by reading aloud text excerpts.
Students create a performance that conveys a text’s message, theme, or conflict.
Use this strategy to help students consider, compare, and analyze various perspectives on a complex topic.
Help students track a story’s main ideas and supporting details by having them illustrate important scenes.
Use this strategy to improve students’ reading skills and help them connect ideas in a text to their own lives, current events, and history.
Students examine the pressures on European Jews as they moved away from the shtetls to larger urban centers at end of the nineteenth century.