Reflection: Station Rotation Question-Answer Relationships in Writing Research Reports - Section 2: Guiding the Learning


I randomly group students by pulling sticks because I want them to get advice from many different peers. In the past I had them form their own groups but had similar friends group together. The problem with this was that in that they socialize often they had similar interests and thus similar connections to topics. This seemed to limit their questioning and also created a shift to "social talking" that I had to redirect. By making the groups varied this year, I found that my students got better questions on their topics and stayed on task better than previously.     

  value of peer sharing
  Station Rotation: Value of Peer Sharing
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Question-Answer Relationships in Writing Research Reports

Unit 9: Step-By-Step to Producing Amazing Research Presentations!
Lesson 4 of 11

Objective: SWBAT...write informative paragraphs that respond to the questions in their opening statements.

Big Idea: Good writers use questions to make connections with their readers and create interest in their topics!

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