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Why Do You Ask?

From asking questions that require an answer To asking questions that require a conversation.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Day 3 - 2-Minute Me

Today we shared a basic structure of Social Studies; who are we?

 Students answered several social studies related questions and shared their responses with several classmates in a round-robin, 1-1 style.

 Some of the questions were:

 1. What is your name?
2. Names and ages of siblings.
3. Where were you born?
4. How long have you lived in Dalton?
5. What places have you visited?
6. What one thing makes a teacher a good teacher?
7. What one thing makes a student a good student?
8. What is your dream? If you knew you could not fail, what would you do in your lifetime?
9. Favs: TV Show, Song, Movie, Book

 Students had 2 minutes ti share their information with their partner, then they rotated to someone new.

 Students had to read, write, speak, and listen all of which are primary components of the SIOP model of teaching ELL students.

 The students did a good job for trying something somewhat new to them. We will have to get more focused on the tasks when asked to work with a partner or in small groups: which is normal for 7th graders. It is so difficult for students to stay on task, which is why, I think, teachers find it easier and more effective to lead class activities.

 I think we will get better as opportunities come in the future, and students see the need to focus on the task at hand.

 Pretest on Geography tomorrow and Thursday. Let's see what we may already know of this year's content.

 From R. Murry

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