By Mark Heintz
The strategy below is a post reading strategy that is easy to implement and gets a lot out of the students. I have posted about how my history classes usually begin with some sort of warm up relating to documents. Sometimes they are pictures, but usually they are a reading. You can read more about them here.
Recently, my students read a few short paragraphs on the British East India Company. I wanted to see how much my students understood from the reading. At the end of the reading they were asked to create a twitter handle about the document and a tweet that showcased their understanding of the passage. This was the first time I used this strategy and I wasn't sure how it would go. But it turned out to be pretty great. Some of the examples were pretty hilarious or very informative.