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  • lead4ward Instructional Strategies

  • What are lead4ward Strategies? The lead4ward Instructional Strategies Playlists are designed to provide teachers with detailed descriptions of specific instructional strategies. The main purpose of this resource is to support educators in using an intentional planning process that includes delivering instruction that is aligned to the TEKS, promotes student engagement, and teaches for access, rigor, and transfer. Teachers use instructional strategies to:

    ● engage learners ● provide practice without penalty ● encourage interaction among students ● see and hear students’ thinking

  • Access and Purpose

  • Why use these strategies anyway?

  • Henrie Lead4ward Strategies ● Digital platform to collaborate and provide ideas to each

    others of how we use different strategies.

    ● When adding your contributions, make sure you add to the

    right folder. This simple step will keep everything organize.


    ● Still not sure how to use a strategy? Go to twitter!

  • Movement and Discourse

  • Four Corners PURPOSE – Movement and Discourse: Allow students to move to a corner and then huddle with 2-3 people to

    answer a question or practice a skill.

  • Think and Throw Purpose - Movement and

    Discourse: Analyze, summarize, defend, share, and evaluare a

    response to a question.

  • Rehearsal and Practice

  • Tour of Knowledge PURPOSE – Rehearsal and Practice: Analyze various

    stimuli/visuals or text passages aligned to important concepts.

  • Extending Thinking

  • Odd One Out PURPOSE – Extending

    Thinking: Compare/contrast four visuals, assessment

    questions, words, or texts to determine which is Odd One Out and justify your thinking.

  • Visual # 4 is the “odd one out” because it is not a conductor. Plastic is an

    insulator and does not allow heat or electricity

    to pass through.

  • Matching Double Trouble

    Purpose - Extended Thinking: Make connections between

    words, descriptions, and graphics/visuals

  • Although a template is available, you can use vocabulary resources from the curriculum or things you already have.

  • Learning from Mistakes

  • Make the Case PURPOSE – Learning from

    Mistakes: Defend or prosecute answer choices as incorrect or


  • Rules of The Game

    You the lawyer will be assigned to either group A/F, B/G, C/H,or D/J.

    After reading the question with your group you will determine if you have the answer choice that is ● Correct or “Innocent of a crime” you will

    explain why the answer is correct. ● Incorrect or “guilty of a crime” you will

    explain why the answer is incorrect.

    Each set of lawyers will have 1 minute to “make their case”


  • Get to the Point Purpose- Learning from mistakes:

    Evaluate assessment items, select the three most difficult questions,

    determine errors to avoid,words to remember, and how to start them for

    the future.

  • Fixer Upper

  • Evidence of Learning

  • Tabletop Tweets PURPOSE – Evidence of

    Learning: Communicate your understanding of content by describing, sketching, and

    summarizing what you learned.

  • One Minute Paper Purpose- Evidence of Learning:

    Summarize your learning through a quick writing activity.

  • Tabletop Tweet

    Read the article “Fighting Fake News” on page 14-17.

    Fill out your evidence of learning tabletop tweet sheet.

    When done share and retweet with a table partner by adding one more idea

    from the article.