Reflection: Trust and Respect Explaining Shape Attributes - Section 3: Guided Practice


During this lesson, I encourage students to give each other feedback.  The process of giving feedback allows students to internalize what an exemplary written explanation looks like.  It also allows students to help each other and receive academic feedback from someone who is not the teacher.  

For instance, during this lesson one of my struggling students got a lot of feedback from his partner during the guided practice.  Then, during the closing, I had this student read his work--his work had improved drastically throughout the course of one class period and he met every criteria for success.  Furthermore, his partner was not only able to help a student out, but was also able to internalize the criteria for success more deeply and improve on her own written response. 

In order for student- driven feedback to be meaningful, it is necessary to model what excellent feedback looks like. It is also necessary to provide a criteria for success or exemplary response so that all students know what excellence looks like and are able to help each other.  A side benefit of implementing student driven feedback is that it also promotes student teamwork and respect amongst students!

  Students giving each other feedback
  Trust and Respect: Students giving each other feedback
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Explaining Shape Attributes

Unit 8: Shapes (2D and 3D)
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT explain shape attributes.

Big Idea: Students explain shape attributes using written explanations.

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Math, Geometry, shapes, Writing in Math, explanations
  45 minutes
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