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This kinesthetic discussion activity invites students to be active listeners and speakers and to interact with a wide range of classmates.
Students sort, arrange, and connect their thoughts on an idea or question, creating a visual representation of their understanding.
Deepen students' understanding of a topic by having them connect to their prior knowledge.
Develop a classroom contract to create a community of mutual respect and inclusion.
Contracting is an effective strategy for building a reflective and respectful community, especially in remote or hybrid learning environments.
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Use a graphic organizer to help students analyze a historical document and determine its perspective or bias.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.