Black Out Poetry: Create compelling class discussion centered in a new text.

Use blackout poetry with a new text as a formative assessment to create rich discussion that is student driven and compelling about theme connected to the text.

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Find the Sentence: Little to no prep way to create reading reps to review a passage.

I first found find the sentence at todallycomprehenisble as I often do with comprehension based activities.  Magister Toda involves some prep work to create a find the sentence version with illustrations from a text.  Illustrations are a fantastic way to help students connect to text.  If you have time to make images with a text follow Keith's … Continue reading Find the Sentence: Little to no prep way to create reading reps to review a passage.

Creating Student Driven Input: GooseChase

GooseChase is an app that allows you to create scavenger hunt type games for groups.  I first experienced GooseChase in Katherine Gales' classroom at Xavier High School last year.  Here is how I've used the app a few times: I found some items or areas in our school that relate to something we've been reading … Continue reading Creating Student Driven Input: GooseChase