This Back-to-School Teaching Strategy Guide dives deeply into a learning activity called Poster Dialogue. Poster Dialogue can be used across the curriculum with all grade levels to access prior knowledge, generate questions, connect ideas, or review concepts. Poster Dialogue is a research-based active learning strategy.
At the beginning of a new school year Poster Dialogue can be used to build a positive learning community in the classroom. This Back-to-School Teaching Strategy Guide will walk you through the who, what, where, when, why, and how of Poster Dialogue.
This guide offers numerous examples and gives you to tools to create your own Poster Dialogue prompts and effectively lead students through the strategy in your own classroom. This strategy can be repeated throughout the school year with different academic topics. See the resources at the end for more information on how to use Poster Dialogue at different grade levels and in different subject areas.
This guide will add one very flexiable strategy to your tool kit that can be used over and over again. The Back-to-School Teaching Strategy Guide discusses how you modify the strategy to meet different learners and young primary students. In addition, there are ready to go sample lesson plans that you can take and use right in your context.
Try something new in your classroom to engage both you and the students!