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SOS: Gone Fishin’

SOS: Gone Fishin’

The Gone Fishin’ strategy is a way to showcase model behaviors in any subject with any grade level. This strategy works particularly well with a subject matter that lends itself to different perspectives or sides of an argument. When students use this strategy, they learn how to present their feelings and opinions in a respectful matter, while simultaneously providing evidence of their thinking.


SOS: Would You Rather

Students need to be able to understand the points and counterpoints of arguments to be able to produce effective persuasive writing. In this strategy, based on the popular game Would You Rather?, students will place themselves in the shoes of historical figures and the events they experienced. Students will use critical thinking and justify their opinions with evidence from the media and resources available.


50 Ways to Use Board Builder

No longer limited to only consuming content, today’s teachers and students are creating content that is transforming teaching and learning around the globe. You can find several examples of this within Discovery Education by narrowing your searching results to the media type “Board.” You asked our team to share our favorite boards, so we’ve collected


SOS: Sketchnotes

Visual or graphic note taking, also called Sketchnoting, is gaining greater popularity as a strategy for increasing engagement in lectures, seminars and video presentations. When sketchnoting, learners use visual means to analyze information, make comparisons and develop analogies to better understand and communicate what they’ve learned. This requires higher level thinking. It is also directly related to Robert Marzano’s research on the significant positive affects that nonlinguistic representations have on student achievement.


SOS: Throw Back Thursday… Whittle it Down

School has finally started back, and we have the opportunity to use everything that Discovery Education has to offer!  Of course this means implementing our favorite SOS! That being Spotlight on Strategies of course. Together we are going to be going back in time to the originals, the classics, the first strategies spotlighted by the


SOS: Summer Twist on Paper Chat

Paper Chat is a great way to get students thinking without speaking and it gives all students equal opportunities to voice their thoughts. Some students may be reluctant to write on the butcher paper when others can see what they are writing. One way to mix it up would be to have students complete this in small groups. The group of students can move around to see what is written in other groups. You could also pose different questions for each group.