Four Corners is a teaching strategy that provides students with the opportunity to discuss controversial topics. The teacher asks students a question or provides a debatable statement. Students then express their opinion to the topic by moving into groups with students who have similar opinions.
How to Implement this Strategy
The teacher prepares the activity by taking four pieces of paper. Label each piece with one of the following: strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. Post these pieces of paper in the four corners of the room.Continue Reading
In this lesson students will read the story of Aladdin and make connections to the text. Your students will love reading this great story. Go to the end of the post for handouts. Everything is provided for a print and go lesson.Continue Reading
This is the first of three lessons on teaching ‘Making Connections with Text.’ Teaching students to make connections between previous knowledge, experiences, and emotions and the text they are reading, will —Continue Reading
Story mapping is a strategy that uses graphic organizers to help students break down text. These visual representations help students examine different components of the story. Creating a story map improves students’ comprehension because they can more easily visualize the framework of a story.
Creating a story map helps students practice a large number of Common Core skills as well.Continue Reading