Organizing thoughts and discussion
Graphic organizer templates 1
Graphic organizers are a great tool for organizing thoughts before writing or discussion. Different ones can be used to categorize, organize, prioritize, compare, illustrate a relationship, etc. Also, Google Drawings can readily be embedded into Docs as part of the writing process. You're sure to find what you need with 30 free Google Drawings graphic organizers.
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Prompts to spark discussion and reflection from The New York Times
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Note-taking guide and activities
Current events toolkit
The current events toolkit from Facing History and Ourselves contains numerous discussion strategies to support a focus on current events. A teaching guide is also available. You will have to create an account to access the resources.
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