Collect Evidence
Modeling Expectations: A teacher demonstrates the skill he or she wants a student to understand before the students try it on their own.
Modeling Expectations: A teacher demonstrates the skill he or she wants a student to understand before the students try it on their own.

Fact or Opinion in a Small Group

In this video, Joanne uses student commentary to model fact vs. opinion. This strategy helps students begin to formulate an understanding of the concept of fact vs. opinion, which can lead students to understand how to collect strong evidence from a text.

About This Strategy
prep time:
Moderate
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Teaching Challenge: Collect Evidence
Joanne Clapp
Chesapeake Charter School
Lexington Park, MD
Strategy Implementation Questions
Questions to think about when implementing the strategy
  • How do Joanne's questions in help students to understand the difference between fact and opinion?
  • How might student knowledge of fact vs. opinion help them to collect evidence from a text in the future?
Lesson Notes

I want to really focus on fact fluency and build upon the students ability to solve within ten fluently (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.6). I am going to use the Mad Minute Routine. This is a very "old school" routine. However, I truly feel students need practice in performing task for fluency in a timed fashion. Students need to obtain fact fluency in order to have success with multiplicative reasoning. Students who don't gain this addition fact fluency by the end of 2nd grade tend to struggle with the multiplicative reasoning in third. Having this fluency also allows them to work on more complex tasks because the have the fact recall to focus on the higher level concepts.

About This Strategy
prep time:
Moderate
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Teaching Challenge: Collect Evidence
Joanne Clapp
Chesapeake Charter School
Lexington Park, MD
Artifacts
Teaching Move
Lesson File:Classroom Video: Modeling
In this professional video, Joanne explains the purpose of this strategy, and viewers see students engaged in the task.