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The Effective Teacher's Guide
Second Edition
50 Ways to Engage Students and Promote Interactive Learning

Nancy Frey

159 Pages
Size: 8" x 10½"
A Paperback Original
September 2010
ISBN 978-1-60623-971-1
Cat. #3971
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October 2013
ISBN 978-1-4625-1477-9
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Ideal for Professional Development

I. Five Rules for Engagement and Interaction

1. Organize Your Instruction through Gradual Release of Responsibility

2. Active Engagement Is Multileveled: Group–Partner–Individual

3. Instruction Is Interactive: Say–Write–Do

4. Students Help Each Other: Tell–Help–Check

5. Students Learn from Each Other: Think–Pair–Share

II. Engaging Students through Classroom Procedures

6. Creating a Classroom Management Plan

7. Creating and Teaching Classroom Rules

8. Responding to Problem Behaviors

9. Deescalating Problem Behaviors with Voluntary Removal

10. Crumple Doll

11. Responding to Bullying

12. Fostering Problem Solving among Students

13. Room Arrangement

14. Taking Attendance

15. What to Do When a Student Returns from an Absence

III. Engaging Students through Organization

16. Posting a Daily Schedule

17. Signaling the Class

18. Monitoring Noise Level

19. Teaching Students to Manage Their Time

20. Distributing and Collecting Materials

21. Calling on Students

22. Organizing Materials

23. Assignment Headings

24. Teaching Students How to Request Help

25. Managing the Technology in Your Classroom

26. Establishing and Maintaining a Course Website

IV. Engaging Students through Peer Partners

27. Establishing Peer Partners

28. Peer Partners Role 1: Response Partners

29. Peer Partners Role 2: Reading Partners

30. Peer Partners Role 3: On-Task Partners

31. Peer Partners Role 4: Assignment Partners

32. Peer Partners Role 5: Collaborative Partners

33. Grouping Students Efficiently

V. Engaging Students for Learning

34. Interest Surveys

35. Bellwork

36. RAFT (Role–Audience–Format–Topic)

37. Community Surveys

38. Human Graphs

39. Establishing Purpose

40. Vocabulary Routines

41. Whip Around

42. Response Cards

43. Walking Review

44. Jigsaws

45. Self-Corrected Spelling

46. Power Writing to Build Fluency

VI. Engaging Students through Reading

47. Choral Reading

48. Cloze Reading

49. Read-Around

50. Rapid Retrieval of Information

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