Learning Strategies

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Walk Around Survey

In this learning strategy, students walk around the room to gather information from their peers.
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Walk Around Survey

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Annotated Text Scrolls

This strategy helps students comprehend large blocks of text by looking at and annotating the text in a continuous scroll format.
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Annotated Text Scrolls

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TAG Feedback

This strategy helps students provide constructive feedback to peers.
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TAG Feedback

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3-2-1

This strategy helps students summarize and engage with new content.
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3-2-1

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Carousel Brainstorm

This strategy helps students generate ideas in response to prompts and build on the ideas of others.
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Carousel Brainstorm

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Say Something

This strategy helps students participate actively in group discussions.
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Say Something

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Visual Dictionary

This strategy helps students develop a deeper understanding of new words or concepts.
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Visual Dictionary

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AB Each Teach

This strategy helps students identify key ideas from a text, video, or other content and share these with a partner.
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AB Each Teach

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The 4C’s

This strategy helps students think more deeply during text-based discussions.
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The 4C’s

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Three A’s Plus One

This strategy helps students develop collaboration skills by providing a structure for focused dialogue about a text.
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Three A’s Plus One

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Marking Text

This strategy helps students make sense of the text they are interacting with.
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Marking Text

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Leading Questions

This strategy helps students solve a problem by asking each other leading questions.
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Leading Questions

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Considering Perspectives - Step in, Step out, Step back

This strategy helps students develop a respectful approach to taking on another person’s perspective.
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Considering Perspectives - Step in, Step out, Step back

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Knowledge Building Circle

This strategy helps students co-construct collective knowledge.
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Knowledge Building Circle

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Crazy 8s

This strategy helps students to brainstorm ideas as a group.
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Crazy 8s