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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.
Poet Warsan Shire tells the story of a young Somali-born refugee in this poem from the film Brave Girl Rising.