• Before reading, hand out lines of a poem and invite students to build an idea of what the poem will be about...
• invite two students to play good angel/bad angel for a book character
• have students perform a vocabulary statue depicting the meaning of terms such as global warming or deforestation.
You’ll find that these motivating ideas and many others energize students before, during, and after reading and can be done individually, or through pair work or groups! This updated and revised resource will show you how to deepen reading strategies such as activating prior knowledge, inferring, visualizing, making connections, and more. Aligned with Common Core State Standards, you will also find video footage that demonstrates action strategies at work in classrooms!
Rituals can also activate the sharing of information and perspectives that are important to the reading of a text. These techniques can be used in small groups or with the whole class. Some examples include:
• Naming Ceremonies
• Swearing/Oath Taking