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Sunday, November 7, 2021


Here are a few more strategies to get your students to THINK, THANK, THUNK!!!

Phone a Friend 
If children don’t know the answer, allow them to phone a friend (place hand by mouth and ear like a phone) for help.
*They could also “ask the audience” for help with an answer.

Pick Sticks 
Ask each child to write his/her name on a large craft stick. Color one end green and one end red. Place the red end in the bottom of a can. Ask a question, and then choose a stick. That child gets to answer the question. Return their stick to the can with the red end up.


Think Partners 
Divide children up into pairs and let them discuss answers.
Children can also review information by “teaching” a friend what they have learned.

Written Response
Ask children to write the answer to a question.

Illustrated Response 
Have children draw the answer to a question.

Choral Response 
Children answer in unison.

Brainstorm as a large group, small group, or individually.

Know, Want to Know, Learned – When introducing a new theme or concept make a list of what the students already know about the topic and what they want to learn about the topic. During the study they can be encouraged to write what they are learning.
*KWL can be done as a class or individually.

Question of the Day 
Write a thought-provoking question on the board each day. Take time to listen to children’s responses at the end of the day.

Student Created Questions – Let students generate their own questions for a review.