Using Google Books for Research

A student uses Google Books for Research

Grade Levels: All Social Studies Strands: All Why: (Purpose) Deep Learning Research provides students the opportunity to explore subjects in depth, and gives them skills in differentiating between reliable sources Higher Student Achievement These free resources are available at many levels for all students, and encourage self-guided discovery Student...


Using Exit Tickets

Exit Ticket Post It Notes

Grades: All Strands: All Why: (Purpose) Deep Learning Exit tickets give students frequent opportunities to develop character, think like global citizens, collaborate with their peers, communicate effectively, ask the right questions, and think critically about what they are learning Higher Student Achievement Exit tickets provide students with frequent opportunities...


Identifying Features and Structures of Informational Text

Grade Levels: All Social Studies Strands: All Why: (Purpose) Greater Engagement Labeling guides students to dig further into text features Encourages students to explore more than pictures in texts Cooperative Learning Promotes peer-to-peer discussion and reflection Encourages the application of the strategy in small groups Deep Learning Develops academic...


Four Corners Teaching Strategy

Grade Levels: All Social Studies Strands:  All Why: (Purpose) Cooperative Learning Promotes peer-to-peer discussion Encourages decision-making, self-management, and listening Deep Learning Collaborative learning Effective communication Developing academic mindsets and assessment skills Higher Student Achievement Promotes critical thinking and reasoning Allows students to align their learning Increases and reinforces communication...


Most Important Book Strategy

Grades: K-5 Social Studies Strands: Government and Civics, Geography, Economics, History, Culture Using this strategy in Kindergarten and building on it throughout the elementary years will be especially helpful for students’ writing ability. Why: (Purpose) Deep learning Students will read articles with greater purpose while looking for the main...


Active Reading Strategies

Grades: 1-5 Social Studies Strands: Civics and Government, Geography, Economics, History Why: (Purpose) Deep learning Self-directed learning Effective communication Collaboration Higher student achievement Students are able to construct meaning from the text Develop critical thinking skills Reading accountability Greater engagement Students become involved with the text; construct meaning Solidify...


Possible Sentences Vocab Strategy

Grades: 3-5 Strands: Civics/Government, Geography, Economics, History Why: (Purpose) Deep Learning Effective communication Self-directed learning Develops a connection to text Higher Student Achievement Opportunity for feedback Vocabulary instruction that supports comprehension Student Engagement Allows for an exchange of predictions Consensus established for the structure of informational texts Strategic Planning...


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