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Spark students’ interest in a book before reading it by having them make predictions and ask questions about its contents.
Students become “experts” on a topic and then share their new knowledge with peers.
Create a practice of student journaling to help students critically examine their surroundings and make informed judgments.
Help students assess what they already know about a topic and what they want to learn.
Structure a discussion that uses journaling and group work to strengthen students’ listening skills.
Help students strengthen their literacy skills by increasing the complexity of the questions they need to answer about a text.
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.
Students recreate historical photographs by performing the scenes in small groups.
Help students identify and analyze the key characteristics of the three most common types of news articles.
Introduce students to several perspectives on a topic by having them pick a quotation to explore with their classmates.
Help students unpack their responses to a text or video using this structured protocol that requires alternating between thinking and writing.