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response to kimeljk
Sat Nov 22, 2014 16:14 (XFF:

I think that any age level student could allow a text to guide a discussion as long as that text is appropriate to their level. I find that the students who read at the lower levels come out with the best spoken ideas of anyone else. Ms. Shaw and I just discussed your last question this afternoon. I think that the next thing I do along these lines will be premade. Sometimes copy amounts are issues though.

  • Re: Ashley C. and Stacy's presentation - kimeljk, Thu Nov 20 13:35
    I like how you focused on students having an authentic experience with text. Did you find that student attitudes towards reading changed as a result of focusing on an authentic real world reading... more
    • Response to Kimeljk - Ashley Carter, Sun Nov 23 18:31
      I'm not sure that their attitudes toward reading changed, however, their attitudes toward discussing what they read certainly did. Students became much more likely to provide more information than... more
      • Re: Response to Kimeljk - kimeljk, Tue Nov 25 14:10
        Ashley, Thanks for your feedback on student attitudes towards discussing what they read. I think that if students are loving talking about what they are reading, they will more likely grow to love... more
    • response to kimeljk - Stacy, Sat Nov 22 16:14
      • Re: response to kimeljk - kimeljk, Tue Nov 25 13:59
        Stacy, Thanks for your feedback. That's a really great insight that lower level readers come up with some of the best discussion topics from their reading. As a full time student I never think about... more
      • graphic organizers - Emily Fox, Sun Nov 23 19:06
        In reference to this, I have had this discussion with colleagues and many of us have found that first exposing students to premade organizers is good. But then, allowing them the opportunities to... more
        • Re: Graphic Organizers - Ashley Carter, Mon Nov 24 13:26
          I totally agree! I think the most important thing is to teach students how to understand and complete any graphic organizer, rather than expose them to a million different kinds. Using similar... more
        • graphic org builders - Stacy, Sun Nov 23 19:17
          My colleagues and I give the students several opportunities to use and build graphic organizers and foldables. I know they are older than your students - but good things work for everyone -... more
          • foldables - Emily Fox, Tue Nov 25 19:58
            I never thought about them as graphic organizers...but really, they complete a similar task. They both help students organize their thoughts in a visual way. I think the most definitely could be a... more
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