Activity: Help foster critical and creative thinking and offer opportunities to practice academic talk at a distance. Use a mix of synchronous and asynchronous strategies to encourage engagement and discussion among your students.
- Engage in face-to-face discussions, either online or in-person.
- Participate in online discussion forums in Google Classroom or any other learning management system.
- Record and share responses in Flipgrid, Edmodo, or Padlet.
- Write essays or reports in Google Docs or another digital writing tool.
Learning Objectives: EL-focused instruction, speaking & listening practice, reading & writing practice, SEL, student engagement, formative assessment
Content Suggestions: Debate stories make great discussion starters! We post them in our Current Events library.
Learning Mode: Synchronous & Asynchronous
Total Time: 20-40 minutes
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