During a period, students can order tasks that need to be completed in order of preference; this promotes interest and motivation.


During Independent Reading student can order activities to be completed on a personalized schedule by ordering activities to complete during the period. The card may read, “Order these activities for your Reading period today” Choices my be: reading independently -15 minutes, reading response to previous text – 15 minutes, and sight word flash card practice – 5 minutes.

Further Reading:

Edweek.org – How To Give Students More Control Over Their Learning

American Intercontinental University – 4 Steps for Students to Prioritize Tasks

Written by Kathy Furlong Silverio
Reviewed by Louis Olander


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