Academic Culture

Shared Inquiry Trackers

This is an excel document that is projected during shared inquiry. Each time that a student shares a comment, question, or any other type of substantial response in the group's conversation, a cell is filled to create a bar graph that is easily identifiable by students. It informs them and myself about the participation levels and motivates students to give more to a conversation. 

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Student Data
 
 
This excel document is an example of bar graphs created during shared inquiry. As a student participates in the discussion, simply highlight using a fill color and watch the bars grow.
 
Student Data
 
 
This excel document is an example of bar graphs created during shared inquiry. As a student participates in the discussion, simply highlight using a fill color and watch the bars grow.
Raul Gonzalez
Aspire Titan Academy
Los Angeles, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Long
Subject:
English / Language Arts
Grade:
First grade
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