Engaging Strategies

Here are some quick strategies to reference when you need to amp up your lessons for engagement:

 To get students to consider both sides of any issue try, Weigh the Evidence (human scale) under #2

To get students moving and answering questions about any text, try Socratic Soccer Ball under #2

To learn literary concepts through movement, try

For a great close reading activity for showcasing theme, setting, or mood in ANY text, have students create a digital blackout poem.  

For retelling, summarizing, or simplifying ANY text, try using a children's book creator named Storybird  

 For sentence combining and paraphrasing, try this sticky note group activity

To track ANY concept in ANY text, try making literary bar graphs (#4)

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