Spotlight On Strategies articles

SOS: DIY Reader’s Theater

Reader’s Theater is a fun and accessible way to bring dramatic presentation into your classroom. This technique helps your students understand what they read, demonstrate reading fluency, and work collaboratively. In DIY Reader’s Theater, students are write their own scripts from different types of fiction or non-fiction reading passages.

SOS: Three Questions

This strategy allows students the opportunity to ask three questions, leading them into their own learning through deeper investigation. Introduced by Trace Dominguez at DENSI 2015, this strategy reinforces the concept that when students generate their own questions about a story, text, problem, or topic, it piques student interest and gives purpose for reading or research thus driving learning through inquiry.

Five Strategies for Developing Student Compassion in Core Instruction

Explore these curated strategies that promote kindness, compassion, and empathy from Discovery Education’s Spotlight on Strategies series, and learn more about “Discover Kindness in the Classroom” – a national partnership focusing on students’ social and emotional learning skills.

SOS Story: Hugh McDonald

The Spotlight On Strategies series is one of Discovery Education’s most popular resources. First introduced 2012, these strategies help teachers use media in effective and engaging ways in their classrooms. The best part about the SOS is that they are flexible and can be used across grade levels and content areas. We are excited for our new SOS series that spotlights teachers, showing off how they have put the SOS to work in their classrooms!

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