In Variations, students create an altered version of the original, such as rewriting the ending of a story or imagining the consequences of a changed event in history.
A Frame is a template of sentence stems that provides the shape of a short essay, but not the content. Students complete the sentences, expressing their ideas in their own words, but doing so within a clear and organized framework.
In Invent the Quiz, students write a limited number of test questions related to a recent learning module and then create an answer sheet, or alternately a model answer and scoring sheet, to accompany the test questions.
Crib Cards are three-by-five inch index cards that students create to use on exams, on which they write whatever information they believe will be useful to them.
In Quotation Summaries, students comment on a series of quotes from their assigned reading using a structured process: paraphrase, interpret, comment, and cite.