What is TRTW? This is a classroom process that gives students an alternative and compelling way to access content area information. Think of it as ANTI-LECTURE! At its core, students read academic text rather then listen to a lecture in order to gain and deepen understanding.
This lesson is a great introduction to your Manifest Destiny or Westward Expansion unit. Student begin by asking their own QUESTIONS/DISCUSSING the American Progress painting, Reading a short background reading, asking more questions and WRITING answers.
**Students use a digital spinner to come up with questions starters. A link and QR Code is provided for the spinners. (This is really fun)