Center High School: SOS
Spotlight on Strategies - Building Capacity
Every Monday, I will be submitting a new strategy
As instructors we are always looking for practical knowledge and tools to create positive and lifelong learning. Time is of the essence in so many ways, I thought this would be a quick and easy way for you to browse and try some new strategies as we continue to develop our learner centered classrooms.
Our First Strategy: CSI
Color, Symbol, Image: We want to get our students to think of the big ideas and important themes in what they have just read, seen, or heard.
Purpose: Develop a routine that asks students to identify and distill the essence of ideas
- Choose a color that you think best represents the essence of that idea.
- Create a symbol that you think best represents the essence of that idea.
- Sketch an image that you think best captures the essence of that idea.
Why use CSI in your classroom?
- Enhances student comprehension
- Develops metaphorical thinking
- In assessing, it provides the instructor with some guided questions to encourage/promote higher order thinking skills.