Strategies for All

These strategies work with all grades across the curriculum.

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Unconventional Conversation

This is best as a written conversation but can be used as a spoken conversation as well.


  1. Assign a topic to students that includes two things that would never really have a conversation. Example: Prime and Composite numbers OR a tadpole and a frog (Be creative and give the students options!)
  2. With ONE piece of paper for each pair of students, they take turns having a written conversation taking on the role of of the chose people/objects.
  3. Their conversations should be from their person/object's perspective about whatever topic you are working on.
  4. Have students share whole group or with another set of partners.