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Best-Practice Instructional Activities
Reading and Writing Connections

Explore 40 activities that engage students in authentic learning:




Anticipation Guide

Artifact Box

Attribute Chart

Cause-Effect Frames

Chain of Events


Clue Collector

Concept Map

Creative Response

Dialogue Journal

Double-Entry Journal

Expert Panel

Fact or Fiction?

Genre Analysis

If I Were the Author

Jigsaw Strategy

KWL Chart/KWHL Chart

Lead Preview


Mark Up the Text/ Comprehension Codes

Prediction Plus Coding

Questions for Details: 5 W's and H Strategy


Reader’s Theater

Round Robin Retell

Share and Compare


Snapshot Sentences

Spin and Share

Stop and Share

Synthesis Poetry

Three-Column Recall Chart

Timelines/Circle or Pie Charts

Two-Word Reflection and Think-Ink-Pair-Share

Venn Diagram

VIPs: Very Important Points

Word Webs

Writer’s Strategies

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