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Friday, December 23

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    This is a great strategy to allow the students to review their book, but also have fun with their creative side. They take a picture of their novel and it should include artistic merit or have a connection to what the book is about.
    Instagram Book Review worksheet {Instagram Book Reviews.pdf}
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    iPad Pass
    The iPad Pass is similar to any strategy in which students share their work. Students find a partner to work with--or you can simply have them pass to the person on their right/left--and pass their work on to be viewed, receiving another person's work in return. Have students pass their work or exchange it as many times as you want so students get to see a variety of different pieces as well as have their work showcased. This is a fast way to display work if you do not have time for individual presentations.
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Thursday, December 22

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    Time how long it takes to do all the cards
    Repeat another day and see if it can be done faster
    Book Bistro
    This activity encourages students to talk about books they are reading and gives students a change to receive book recommendations from their peers.
    Book Bistro worksheet {BookBistro.docx}
    Contributed by Erin Curtis, Oquirrh Hills Middle

    Book in an Hour
    In this activity a novel, a textbook chapter, or other large piece of text is broken into chunks. Each student or group of students reads one chunk and reports on that chunk to the rest of the class. Consider setting parameters like, "Each student must present a 20-word statement." There are various ways to report, from writing or drawing on an overhead to making a poster or picture book page. You can also use the jigsaw strategy to have the students share in smaller groups. Using this strategy, you can literally read an entire novel in a class period!
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    Discuss procedures: time limit, who they can talk to, how many sharing at one time, loudness, etc.
    Then they find someone to share; they give one and then get one which they write in Get One Column
    Graffiti Cards
    This strategy utilizes the students knowledge from the book to write a quick review of the book. The students then place the reviews on a recommendation board so other students can look and find another book they may like to read.
    Graffiti Cards worksheet {GraffitiCards.pdf}
    Contributed by Erin Curtis, Oquirrh Hills Middle

    Graffiti Poster
    This is a quick strategy that allows students to reflect on their content knowledge and/or process content instruction. Put a large poster on a wall of the classroom--or in the hall if you need more space--and give students opportunity to write one or two things they learned about a particular subject on the poster. Use bright colored markers! You could instruct them to "write one reason the US became a world power" or "write one idea you learned in class yesterday."
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    Use brightly colored markers
    Use the finished paper to build a discussion and maybe lead to a writing piece
    Historical Perspectives
    This strategy encourages students to talk about books they are reading and to give students a chance to receive book recommendations from their peers.
    Historical Perspectives worksheet {HistoricalPerspectives.pdf}
    Contributed by Erin Curtis, Oquirrh Hills Middle

    Hit the Highlights
    This is a strategy that helps you cover a variety of textual pieces at once, as well as helps students find main ideas. This can be done individually or in groups with different pieces of text. The task is to HIGHLIGHT one sentence: the main idea or topic you want them to find. For example, give each group a summary of a Supreme Court case and have them highlight the main idea and/or the part of the Constitution the case was dealing with. They can then share with the class the piece they highlighted.
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    Students should graphically brainstorm ideas and make connections about content
    This can be done on their own paper or electronically
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    In My Words
    This is a great strategy to help students comprehend the meaning of important historical and government documents. Often the language of these documents is difficult for students to understand. Using this strategy, students work in groups to rewrite a small piece of text--perhaps just a sentence--into words they understand. A great piece to use could be the Preamble to the Constitution or parts of the Declaration of Independence.
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    The group decides how to reword that sentence or phrase in their own words
    Put the groups in order to present their words to the class in choral reading
    Instagram Book Review
    This is a great strategy to allow the students to review their book, but also have fun with their creative side. They take a picture of their novel and it should include artistic merit or have a connection to what the book is about.
    Instagram Book Review worksheet {Instagram Book Reviews.pdf}
    Contributed by Erin Curtis, Oquirrh Hills Middle

    iPad Pass
    The iPad Pass is similar to any strategy in which students share their work. Students find a partner to work with--or you can simply have them pass to the person on their right/left--and pass their work on to be viewed, receiving another person's work in return. Have students pass their work or exchange it as many times as you want so students get to see a variety of different pieces as well as have their work showcased. This is a fast way to display work if you do not have time for individual presentations.
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    Students should then write about and/or discuss what this newspaper can tell us about the historical time period the paper came from.
    Consider especially what we can learn from the pictures/ads in a newspaper that you wouldn't learn from other documents.
    Notice & Note Bookmark Groups
    This strategy will help students to notice and note while reading individually and to give students a change to share/talk about books they are reading.
    Notice & Note worksheet {NNBookmarkGroups.pdf}
    Contributed by Erin Curtis, Oquirrh Hills Middle
    Pancake Book Report
    This is a fun and creative strategy where the students will describe the scene they are going to artistically recreate on a 3x5 index card. They then will recreate the scene they wrote about on their pancake using frosting and other edibles.
    Pancake Book Report {PancakeBookReport.pdf}
    Contributed by Erin Curtis, Oquirrh Hills Middle

    Pass-Along Collage
    This is an abstract note-taking strategy to help students focus on material as it is being shared. It involves taking notes by drawing. The difference is that the page will be made up of drawings of several students.
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    Radio Talk Show
    This is a drama strategy from Jeff Wilhelm, which works well as a post-reading activity. The teacher comes up with a controversial statement or topic related to the current study. The teacher then becomes the talk show host, and the students can "call in" with comments. They can raise their hands or say "Ring!" if they want to make a comment. They may choose to call in as themselves, or as another option, have students take on the persona of an historical figure. This allows them to explore viewpoints that aren't their own, especially if they aren't yet sure what they think personally about the topic. It's really fun for the teacher to use a microphone and take it around the class for comments.
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    RAFT(S) Writing (Role, Audience, Format, Topic, Strong Verbs)
    This is a write-to-learn activity. It allows for as much or as little student choice as you'd like.
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    Socratic Dialogue
    In this strategy, the teacher acts as a facilitator to encourage an individual student, or a small group of students, to elaborate on their own knowledge of a particular subject. Students should have opportunity before a Socratic Dialogue to prepare by reading or learning the key information in some way. Not as much a discussion, the Dialogue involves the teacher asking questions--spiraling from lower level to higher level--to students who then explain the information to the rest of the class.
    Speed Dating
    This strategy will help to provide students with a structured time to talk to other students about a book they have recently read and for students to get reading ideas from their peers.
    Speed Dating worksheet {SpeedDating.pdf}
    Contributed by Erin Curtis, Oquirrh Hills Middle

    Sticky Note Discussion
    This strategy will help you monitor class discussions--making sure everyone participates and nobody dominates. Give each student three sticky notes on the front of their desk. Each time they make a comment they will move one of the sticky notes to the other side of their desk. One comment = one sticky note. The rule is that everybody must use at least ONE sticky note, and nobody can use more than THREE. The teacher can move around the class and see who has used all their comments and who needs to be encouraged to speak up. Consider asking a very open-ended, easy opinion question directly to students who have not commented as the discussion draws to a close.
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    Tea Party
    This strategy works great for a variety of situations. Use it whenever you want students to share their ideas with a number of different people in the class. Choose a specific topic or topics you want students to discuss and instruct them to move around the classroom talking and sharing their ideas with other students. It is wise to set parameters like how many students are allowed in a group and/or how many different people they have to talk to.
    PROVIDENCE:Text-To-World Connection
    This strategy the students will be connecting a main character in their book to two current events and explaining how they would react to the current even based on their actions in the novel. Their peers will give each student a grade based on their preparedness and quality of their comments/evidence.
    Text-To-World Connection worksheet {Text-To-WorldConnection.pdf}
    Contributed by Erin Curtis, Oquirrh Hills Middle

    Textbook Guide
    A textbook guide is a graphic organizer that is created to look just like the text page students will find in their textbook--boxes around sections of text, pictures, maps, etc. This will focus the students on each area they are reading or looking over. Inside the boxes, write questions the students can answer by reading that particular chunk of text.
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    Put an X in shapes they do not need to read or look at (students like this)
    Students answer the questions
    Tic-Tac-Toe Book Report
    For this strategy the students will play Tic-Tac-Toe with a partner. On another piece of paper they will write the answer to the Tic-Tac-Toe squares that were theirs in the game.
    Tic-Tac-Toe Book Report worksheet {Tic-Tac-ToeBookReport.pdf}
    Contributed by Erin Curtis, Oquirrh Hills Middle

    Top Ten
    Like the classic lists from The Late Show, this strategy allows students to work individually or in groups to make a judgment about a topic in history. Give students an area in which to make a Top Ten list. For example, the ten most important inventions or the ten most important events leading to the Revolutionary War. Students could then share their lists with the class, or you could turn it into a writing assignment and have them give evidence to back up their argument about what is the most important.
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