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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.
Students create a performance that conveys a text’s message, theme, or conflict.
Help students identify relevant evidence, and give them an opportunity to practice evidence selection with their peers and as a class.
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 analyze Martin Luther King Jr.'s final speech and consider how they can respond to King's challenge to create a more just world.