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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.
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.
Encourage class participation and develop students’ active listening skills by reading aloud text excerpts.