The temperature is on the rise, but nothing’s quite as hot as Tch Laureate Sarah Brown Wessling’s strategies for student success. Whether you’re inside and staying cool, or just chillin’ by the pool, watch these Tch videos to build your strategy toolbox this summer.
Strategies for Analysis
- Analyzing Texts with Storyboards
- Comic Book Templates: An Entry Point into Nonfiction
- Pattern Folders: A Literary Analysis Tool
- Creating Found Poems
- Using Children’s Books to Practice Literary Skills
- Using Anchor Texts to Distill Big Ideas
Strategies for Assessment
- The Stoplight Method: An End-of-Lesson Assessment
- Tracking Tools: Assess & Celebrate Learning
- Life-Size Graphic Organizers
Strategies for Engagement and Student Discourse
- Creating Curiosity About a Topic
- The Stand-Up Game: A Classroom Strategy
- Conver-Stations: A Discussion Strategy
- Pinwheel Discussions: Texts in Conversation
- Strategies for Student-Centered Discussion
- Kick Me: Making Vocabulary Interactive
- Vocabulary Paint Chips
Remember, although many of Sarah’s strategies have an ELA content focus, you can easily adapt each one to suit your content area with a little creative thinking.
Which strategies do you like best? Which ones do you plan to try in the fall? Let us know in the comments below.