When you’re teaching a reading skill, can you replace some of those dull sample texts with glorious artwork?

# All Of MyExamples

## Browse By Technique

Example lessons organized by differentiation techniques (you can read more about those techniques here).

#### π₯ Get Ridiculous

#### π Fuzzy Problems

#### π The Spectrum Of Abstraction

#### π€ Find The Controversy

#### π₯ Embed A Classic

#### πͺ Change, Then Explain!

#### π¬ Get Specific with Criteria

#### π« Anti-Techniques

#### ποΈ Have A Plan

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## All of my Examples

## Making Punctuation Interesting

How can we move a punctuation lesson beyond mere memorization and towards interesting thinking?

## Which is longer: a Ray, a Line, or a Line Segment?

Let’s move beyond memorizing definitions and get kids grappling with the fascinating concept of infinity!

## Use Universal Themes to make Fractions Interesting

I love to use fractions as my test content to see if a technique really works. Fractions are, I think, one of the trickiest topics for students to understand and for teachers to make interesting.

## Using a Classic in Math!?

According to Costello, 7 Γ 13 = 28. In fact, watch him prove itβ¦

## Combining Depth and Complexity Prompts into a Generalization

Let’s start with a puzzlement, ask kids to generate an abstract statement, and then find evidence that their statement works across several different areas.

## Don’t Just “Have A Discussion”

Why I now strike the phrase “have a discussion” from my lesson plans.

## Direct Instruction: A Model For Learning A Skill

Direct Instruction is the model to use when we want to teach students to perform a specific skill. It gently moves from teacher modeling to independent student practice.

## Inquiry Training: A Model To Teach Good Questioning

Inquiry Training is a model of instruction that looks a lot like 20 Questions. You’ll teach your students to ask more helpful questions and to avoid rushing to a hypothesis too quickly.

## Scholar’s Cafe

Get students moving, thinking, writing, and reading each others’ ideas with a Scholar’s Cafe.