Reflection: Small Group Discussion of Annotated Text - Section 3: Small Group Discussions


Several groups needed some redirecting because they are still not used to initiating and controlling the course of an academic discussion. In the future, I need to increase accountability by holding a notebook and making notes about what I hear and see them do as I walk around. My hope is that small things like this give them the impression that the effort they make when I am not observing them directly will be rewarded. I may also assign roles to group members in the future to further structure the activity.

  Small Group Discussion Reflection
  Small Group Discussion Reflection
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Small Group Discussion of Annotated Text

Unit 6: Exploring Identity
Lesson 5 of 14

Objective: SWBAT practice responding to each other’s ideas by engaging in a structured small group discussion.

Big Idea: Four brains are better than one. Students need to use class discussions to help them get a better handle on texts they are reading.

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English / Language Arts, research (Writing Process), discussion strategy, questioning, identity, annotate
  50 minutes
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