Author Says, I Say
When reading a book, or looking at a painting, etc. the author might say that their purpose was something. Then you looked at it or read it and would say or took something from it that was either the same as the author intended or different
Mix Freeze Pair
When discussing a topic a nice way to get your body moving around the classroom to talk to other people is what is known as the mix-freeze-share. First you walk around the room and mix up the people you are standing by. The teacher yells freeze and you must then find a partner and share what information is being discussed.
When you want your class to discuss a topic with new people ask a question that has four answers. One for every corner. The question can be funny or personal. For example, What season is your favorite? Students would go to that specific corner of their answer and can discuss the topic you are trying to teach about.
Line Up Review
After reading a chapter or a book. Have students create three main points they wanted to take out of the reading. Then have your students line up in two single file lines across from each other (facing the other person). Each share one point with that person then when everyone is done have one line move to the left or right certain amount of spaces and repeat process.
This is like group work but when you are reading a book you take either different roles to discuss that chapter (Leader, Question Master, etc.) or have students take different chapter and teach them to the other group mates
After reading a chapter from a book what text rendering means is it break the chapter up into a broad to simple saying. For instance, first you write the overall message you got from the reading, than you must choose what can be describe as a Newspaper type heading about that reading. Finally you choose one word that best describes that chapter.
In order to get a variety of subjects hits it often a good tool to split the class into groups and work and a certain subject. This technique is also good when you want to have your students present ideas to the class. That way they can collaborate on ideas with their peers and put it together in a presentation to be able to teach it to the class.
Otherwise known as graphs or foldables used to compare/contrast, describe different types of things. This technique is usually used when there are multiple parts to one subject that the students need to know the difference for.
Round Robin Reading
When your students are not wanting to volunteer to read or contribute to the discussion is when you would pick people at random to contribute. For example, elementary school teachers usually have tongue depressors that have students names on them. You could pick a depressor out and that child would have to answer or read.
When you ask a question for your students to answer and there is that pause because either no one wants to answer or no one knows the answer. The typical time you should wait would be 30 secs to a minute. This give students a chance to think of the question being asked. If students still don’t respond ask another question like the first one and see what they do.
Depending on what you are teaching the idea of showing different perspectives on a subject can bring new light to a subject for your students. For example, in one of my class we looked at one half of a painting and had to make educated guesses as to what we thought was going on. Then they showed the other have and would have to analyze that same way. They would then show the whole picture and would have to see how both sides fit together.
When teaching a subject matter one way to make sure your students are comprehending it is to have an open discussion in the class. For example, say you were talking about the Civil Rights Movement. Have your students discuss major points they can remember with the class. That way it gets their brains thinking before you actually teach the lesson.
This is learning outside the classroom. This is normally known as homework to some but it can also be in class to. For example, journals that students can write thoughts or topics in. This could resemble a type of schema activation or a closing thought about the topic learned.
The “K” is the Knowledge students previous know about that subject matter. The “W” is what they would Want to know. The “L” is what you do after you have taught the lesson because it is what the students Learned from this lesson.
This technique is used when you have to remember specific events in order. It can be used for more than just reading a book. You can use this is your history class but telling the process of how America was founded. You can also incorporate this into science by knowing the process a cell division goes through. Overall its like creating a story through either pictures, words, or diagrams.