I Said, She Said
Students explain the dynamics of classroom participation. They develop strategies to make classroom discussions more equitable.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Our Classroom Constitution
Develop a system of classroom rules created by the kids, for the kids with this three-part lesson series on the US Constitution. After learning about the structure of the Constitution and the government it established, young scholars...
5 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Phineas Gage: Four Corners Discussion Strategy
How far do your pupils think we should go in the name of science? Class members respond to questions relating to chapter three of Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science and then participate in a four corners...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Lightning Thief: During Reading Strategy
After reading up to page 371 of Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, get insight into how Percy felt making a major decision through active discussion strategies that enable both academic and thoughtful...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: "Chalk Talk Strategy”
Hold a silent discussion about concepts related to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. After reading chapter seven, learners participate in a whole-class written discussion based on guiding questions written on the board by the teacher.
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Gender Stereotypes Online
Activate thinking about gender preconceptions, both offline and online. Class members participate in a couple of introductory activities to help them understand gender stereotypes before creating avatars that represent these stereotypes....
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Should It Be Mandatory to Get a License To Be a Parent?
Learning how to engage in a respectful, academic discussion of controversial topics is an important skill all students should develop. This skill-building activity provides groups with a set-by-step procedure and sentence frames so that...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Anonymous Sources in the Media
When do people ask for anonymity? Why? After reading the New York Times article "For a Reporter and a Source, Echoes of Broken Promise," young readers participate in a roundtable discussion focusing on freedom of the press and the use of...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed