Student-led Inquiry
Collaborative Group Work: Students work collaboratively to discuss problems and ideas in context, to solve problems together, and to complete projects or assessments with a deliberate protocol that establishes norms for student interaction.
Collaborative Group Work: Students work collaboratively to discuss problems and ideas in context, to solve problems together, and to complete projects or assessments with a deliberate protocol that establishes norms for student interaction.

Virtual Poetry Gallery Walk

Kristal's students work in groups to analyze six different poems during a virtual gallery walk. As the students analyze the six poems, they participate in small group discussions. During the small group discussions, Kristal serves as time-keeper and facilitator. 

About This Strategy
prep time:
Long
Grade Level: Seventh grade
Teaching Challenge: Student-led Inquiry
Kristal Doolin
Corbin Middle School
Corbin, KY
Strategy Implementation Questions
Questions to think about when implementing the strategy
  • What strategies must you practice in order to act as facilitator, while keeping the task student-led and owned?
  • What could be challenging about this strategy, and how could you address those challenges in advance?
  • How could you modify this strategy for your students?
Lesson Notes

As we move into the group work section of the lesson, I will ask students to take a handout from the caddy and log into their Google Doc accounts where I have shared the Gallery Walk Folder. I'll review the directions and students will begin the Gallery Walk.  As students work in groups to read, analyze and discuss six different poems, I will merely keep time (letting them know when to switch) and facilitate. I want this to be as much their interpretations as possible. Students will record information on their handout as they progress from poem to poem.

About This Strategy
prep time:
Long
Grade Level: Seventh grade
Teaching Challenge: Student-led Inquiry
Kristal Doolin
Corbin Middle School
Corbin, KY
Artifacts
Students In Action
Lesson File:Classroom Video: Student-Led Inquiry
In this professional video, Kristal explains the Google gallery walk strategy and students engage in the strategy.
Students In Action
Lesson File:Google Gallery Walk -Poetry.m4v
In this professional video, students engage in a Google gallery walk and work together in small groups.
Strategy Implementation Notes
Reflection:Loving the Task, but Need Adjustments for the Future
The text reflection provides Kristal's thoughts for next time she implements the strategy.
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