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5 questions to increase engagement and critical thinking in your classroom.


Classroom Reveal! Lots of Pictures!

Organizing literacy centers in pencil pouches. Space saver!

This would be good to display in the classroom to remind students how to problem solve using their critical thinking skills.

R.A.F.T.s are writing projects! An excellent form of differentiated instruction, R.A.F.T.s empower students by allowing them to choose the topic and scenario that meets their level of knowledge. R.A.F.T.s will also require them to think critically and imaginatively about diverse topics. See several classroom-ready R.A.F.T.s at this link.

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Common Core Book Talk Cards for Partnerships

These 72 differentiated literacy sentence starters will help your students develop the necessary communication skills to discuss books in meaningful ways. These cards can be used to focus student discussions during Turn and Talk and partnership times. They may also be used as sentence starters in literacy journals. I've included 4 blank cards for you in case you'd like to add your own sentence starters.

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Visual Literacy - Investigate and Play with Images

The Book Chook: Visual Literacy - Investigate and Play with Images

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Digital Literacy - Fake Websites

The Book Chook: Digital Literacy - Fake Websites

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Life on the Screen: Visual Literacy in Education

Flipped Classroom| Edutopia is such a great teacher resource. This specifically has several articles on how to flip your classroom and how to go about it.