Reflection: Checks for Understanding Students Test Their Working Arguments In a Class Discussion - Section 3: Whole Class Discussion


After the discussion, I realized that many students did have a better developed argument than the one they had originally written in their outline. Unfortunately, the discussion was heavily led by a small group of students, as can be seen in the tracking document. One possible explanation is the fact that this was the first whole-class discussion and the shy students found it more difficult to speak up. On a positive note, those students who participated were engaged with the arguments being presented and were giving each other very honest feedback. I hope that those who just sat there and listened got something valuable out of it as well. 

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Students Test Their Working Arguments In a Class Discussion

Unit 7: Synthesis Essay on Identity
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT improve their working thesis statement by sharing it during a class discussion and getting feedback.

Big Idea: Verbalizing your argument and hearing people agree or disagree with you can only make your argument stronger.

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English / Language Arts, collaboration, argument, analysis
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