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Researchers Burkins and Yaris describe how we can scaffold questions to help students reach their goals and improve their writing.  

Check out Tools for Mental Engagement.  Each of the techniques listed offer ways to elicit good thinking and discussion from students.  these tools can be used in all content areas. 

Providing options for students to build their understanding promotes engagement and further learning!  Try using some of these techniques from the BIG list.

Watch teacher Sarah Brown Wessling as her students use comic strip templates to dissect complex text.  

In this well-known piece, Fisher and Frey propose four overarching questions to use as deliberate scaffolds to help students find meaning in complex text.  

The title says it all.  This Edutopia article provides us six ways to help students connect with content through multi-modal strategies. 

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