Reflection: Shared Expectations Hotseat Discussion of Opening Chapters of Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Day 1 of 2) - Section 3: Student-Led Hotseat


In the attached video, I explore the students' progress on the hotseat.  It served as a great early-in-the-year enactment to help students to share ownership of the classroom and to develop active participation. 

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Hotseat Discussion of Opening Chapters of Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 2: Metacognition and The Absolutely-True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Lesson 7 of 19

Objective: SWBAT engage in thoughtful questions and answers in a discussion of character and theme development in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Big Idea: Hotseating provides that amazing and elusive discussion quality, "uptake," in which students truly challenge each other with thoughtful interpretation questions.

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