Hopi Junior Senior High School

Welcome to your customized Thoughtful Classroom portal! This portal contains specially curated content from the Thoughtful Classroom library aligned to the specific instructional and professional development goals of your school and district.

Note Making & Summarizing

For Teachers

Single-Sentence Summaries

Use this tool to develop students’ comprehension and summarizing skills by teaching them how to sum up key points as they read.

For Students

4-2-1 Summarize

Give students a simple framework to clarify their own thinking and reach consensus on what’s most important to develop better summaries.

For Students

Window Notes

Help students become active note-makers by teaching them to collect questions, ideas, and personal reactions—as well as facts.

Reading

For Teachers

Anticipation Guide

Use this pre-learning tool to preview content, activate students’ prior knowledge, and get students to take positions on upcoming topics.

For Students

Reading for Meaning

Help students collect evidence for and/or against key statements during reading in order to build a deeper understanding of the content.

For Students

Description Organizer

Use this organizer to help students make more descriptive comparisons based on key attributes, aspects, or components of texts.

For Students

Top Hat Organizer

Use this improved organizer to help students compare and contrast texts more deeply by aligning key differences and listing common similarities.

For Students

Scavenger Hunt

Make any reading assignment interactive by engaging students in a search (or scavenger hunt) for specific textual information.

Questioning

For Teachers

Questioning in Style

Use this planning form to help you develop questions in all four styles for any lesson.

For Teachers

Start with a Story

Use this tool and its various narrative advance organizers (in the form of stories) to frame content, build intrigue, and prepare students for new learning.

For Teachers

Hooks & Bridges

Use this tool to open a lesson with engaging questions or activities (“hooks”) before connecting (“bridging”) students’ responses to the purpose or content of the upcoming lesson.

For Students

My Questioning in Style Repsonses

Provide this organizer to students so they can easily record their responses to questions in all four styles.

Graphic Organizers

For Students

Main Idea Organizer

For Students

Sequence Organizer

For Students

Cause-Effect Organizer

For Students

Argument Organizer

For Students

Topic-Subtopic Organizer

For Students

Matrix Organizer

Progress Monitoring

For Teachers

Glow & Grow

Use this feedback tool to boost students’ confidence and achievement by telling them what they’ve done well (what glows) and what they can improve (where their work can grow).

For Students

Effort Tracker

A simple way to help students reflect on their work and make the connection between effort and achievement.

For Students

Goal Cards

Depending on your content and grade level, select a card for students to complete so they can clearly identify their learning goal and the steps taken to achieve it.

Instructional Design & Delivery

For Teachers

TCTEF Quick Guide

Keep this powerful quick-reference guide close by to build more thoughtful lessons and units around the Four Cornerstones and Five Episodes.

For Teachers

Five Episodes Organizers

Use this simple organizer to plot out your lessons and units through each of the Five Episodes.