Reflection: High Expectations Volcanoes: Beginning Socratic Seminar Focus on Vocabulary Continued - Section 2: Teaching Strategy


I noticed that engagement waned when my scholars copied the 3 questions into their notebooks, so I did a quick call & response to amp up engagement and to ensure that all scholars were encoding the info. I asked scholars, "what is the first thing you're going to do?"  Then, they chorally responded by reading the first question.  I did the same for the second and third questions.  This helped me to know that scholars knew exactly how I wanted them to approach the work today. 

  Call & response
  High Expectations: Call & response
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Volcanoes: Beginning Socratic Seminar Focus on Vocabulary Continued

Unit 5: Nature's Fury - Part I
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: SWBAT closely read an informational text and discuss important vocabulary.

Big Idea: Setting up the socratic seminar takes time: Take time to make time!

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English / Language Arts, inference, perspective, text
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