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Develop a classroom contract to create a community of mutual respect and inclusion.
This strategy helps students synthesize and articulate the most important takeaways from a variety of resources containing information about a particular topic or theme.
Help students interpret an image by “framing” smaller portions of the image and analyzing them.
Teach students how to decode an essay prompt with this four-step procedure.
Use a graphic organizer to help students analyze a historical document and determine its perspective or bias.
Use a graphic tool to help students centralize and organize evidence as they prepare to respond to a writing prompt.
Assess students’ understanding, monitor their questions, or gather feedback on your teaching by having them turn in exit cards.
Use this discussion strategy to help students practice being contributors and listeners in a group conversation.
Students compose poems using only words, phrases, or quotations from a text that they find meaningful.
Get all students involved by asking them to show their stance on a statement through their positioning around the room.
Have students move around the classroom to explore a range of documents, images, or student work.
Students seek out and share ideas and information with classmates through this cooperative learning strategy.