Student Scouts/Narrators: Student Scouts/Narrators

 
 
 
Student Scouts/Narrators
Students In Action
 
 
Students In Action
 
 
 
Routines and Procedures

Student Scouts/Narrators

I ask Student Scouts to identify peers who demonstrate the three class standards/rules (showing respect, solving problems, and making good decisions) to reinforce the idea that good behavior is rewarded both intrinsically and extrinsically. Student Scouts identify their peers who are showing these standards at various pausing points throughout the lesson and give out Literacy Awards. Pausing points are planned purposefully and serve as opportunities for students to practice monitoring and assessing their own behavior.

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Strategy Explanation
 
 
When Student Scouts identify positive behavior during a lesson, they give out Literacy Awards. This is an explanation of Literacy Awards as well as some photos of Literacy Awards I use in my classroom. Once a Literacy Award is given (normally after a midway point in a lesson and/or at the end of a lesson), the Scout needs to justify why the award was given. My students collect Literacy Awards and put them in their unit folders.
 
Strategy Explanation
 
 
When Student Scouts identify positive behavior during a lesson, they give out Literacy Awards. This is an explanation of Literacy Awards as well as some photos of Literacy Awards I use in my classroom. Once a Literacy Award is given (normally after a midway point in a lesson and/or at the end of a lesson), the Scout needs to justify why the award was given. My students collect Literacy Awards and put them in their unit folders.
Mark Montero
Aspire Titan Academy
Los Angeles, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Moderate
Subject:
English / Language Arts
Grade:
Third grade
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