Activating Strategies

Purpose: To activate students' prior knowledge through the use of engaging strategies designed to focus learning

Carousel Brainstorming* Anticipation/Reaction Guide
Two Minute Talks The First Word*
Think-Pair-Share* Walk Around Survey*
Talking Drawings Three Step Interview*
Possible Sentences In the Hot Seat*

*Can be modified and used as summarizing strategies

from Instructional Strategies for Engaging Learners
Guilford County Schools TF, 2002