Math Literacy Using Frayer Model (see entry)
Students are given a Frayer Model form to complete that includes the concept in the center. Around the center, students will complete the Definition, Characteristics, Examples, and Non-Examples. The students can use Inspiration software to complete this activity. This activity can be used for activating prior knowledge or review.
Dump and Clump (see entry)
Students take unfamiliar words, categorize them, and then write brief summaries of the categories. Technology Tip: Teachers can use an Interactive Whiteboard for this activity.
The Film Room (see entry)
Students will read an article, write a summary, and then use PhotoBooth and its features to record their summary into a video. Students will dictate their summary, and add a background picture aligned with the setting of their piece of literature. It will give all stakeholders involved the opportunity to assess strengths and weaknesses on an individual basis and truly differentiate.
Anticipation/Reaction Guide for Literature Using Classroom Responses (see entry)
Teacher will post an Anticipation/Reaction Guide about a piece of literature on an interactive whiteboard. Students will agree/disagree with statements before reading the literature and then after reading the literature, students will again agree/disagree with the statements. As a class or in groups students can discuss why minds changed.
Vocabulary Quickwrite- (3x3) (see entry)
Students will use a Vocabulary 3 x 3 sheet and write eight sentences using the nine vocabulary words on the sheet. Once the words and have been defined and understood, high school English students will be assigned a Shakespearean love sonnet and rewrite it as a love letter.
*Technology Tip - Create the 3 x 3 on an Interactive Whiteboard and allow students to rearrange vocabulary and possibly even write in teams.