Use of children's literature in order to spur interest and as a springboard for rich discussions.
Use of experiential learning in order to make learning more meaningful and relevant.
Use of graphic organizers to support needs of English Language Learners.
Use of heterogeneous small group interactions in order to support dominate and non-dominate language learners.
Use of problem-based learning in order to promote active engagement and collaborative interactions between peers.
Use of opportunities for structured student talk experiences in order for students to focus on productive verbal exchanges.
Use of content vocabulary in order to develop speaking and writing skills.