Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Just for teachers!




Strategies>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
3-2-1 Exit Slip: 3 important facts, 2 interesting things, 1 question you still have (modify to fit accordingly)

Vocab Swat. Write vocab words on white board. Students swat the correct word when you give definition or characteristic.

Appointments with working partners. Make partners prior to giving question or assignment. Student work with predetermined partners and switch when you give the signal.

Think, write, pair-share, rewrite.

Walk across the room if…. Can be hypothetical for frontloading and determining prior knowledge or based on actual events in history or a novel. Use for review or pre-activity.

Sentence starters with paraphrase. She said that____, and I’d like to add that…. OR He said that______, but I think that….

Discussion with textual evidence. Have students quote the exact text and page number. Everyone turns to the page and follows along.

Collaborative reading. I, the teacher, will read. Students will finish the sentence when I pause. I might call on a particular student only, so follow along carefully.

*Complied by S. Kilby for the betterment of teachers. No intellectual property infringement intended.
Tips>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Use two decks of cards. One deck you hand out to students. The other you use to draw from for random call.

Use one deck of cards to create random groups of four (or any other predetermined amount). This requires more planning and for you to pass out an equal number of 2s, 3s, etc.

Use an online timer and project onto the board for time management. http://www.online-stopwatch.com/countdown-timer/

Use creative partnering for work. For example, “Work with someone who was born in the same month as you.”

When using group work, give each student a job. Clearly define each job. (Task manager, time keeper, quality checker, fact checker, gate keeper etc.).

Have students submit their work electronically periodically via email or your blog/website.

Grade multiple choice quizzes in class. The students get immediate feedback, and it saves you precious time.

Have students write their own quiz or test questions. They take more ownership for the learning and the test results.

*Complied by S. Kilby for the betterment of teachers. No intellectual property infringement intended.


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