Active Reading Documents

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Active Reading Documents are carefully prepared forms that guide students through the process of critical and careful reading.

Fact or Opinion

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Fact or Opinion encourages students to critically evaluate information by questioning what they read.

Sketch Notes

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For Sketch Notes, students use handwritten words and visual elements such as drawings, boxes, lines, and arrows to illustrate the main concepts from a lecture, as well as their interrelations.

Update Your Classmate

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Update Your Classmate is a short writing activity where students explain what they learned in a previous class session to set the stage for new learning.

Translate That!

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In Translate That!, you pause your lecture and call on a student at random to “translate” the information you just provided into plain English for an imagined audience that you specify.

Guided Notes

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In Guided Notes, the instructor provides a set of partial notes that students complete during the lecture, focusing their attention on key points.

Lecture Engagement Log

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Lecture Engagement Logs are records that students keep to document the various academic activities they engage in for a particular class.

Support a Statement

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The instructor provides students with a provocative statement and prompts them to locate details, examples, or data in their lecture notes to support the statement.

Personal Learning Environment

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A PLE is a set of people and digital resources an individual can access for the specific intent of learning. Students illustrate the potential connections through a visible network of the set.

Lecture Wrapper

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A Lecture Wrapper is a tool for teaching students self-monitoring behavior as they identify key points from a lecture and then compare their points to the instructor’s list of points.