Reflection: Student Grouping Group Thesis Statements: Reflecting on Chapter 44 - Section 2: Stations


Today's class went really well. Not only were the thesis statements strong unto themselves, but the short debates that followed directed us toward even stronger arguments. When one group's thesis differed from another, they were ready to work through the disagreements, using textual evidence.

Moreover, I was pleased that I had a chance to hear from every student today. I have been focusing on student involvement lately and this format helped me keep track of the speakers vs. non-speakers. It was also a relaxed enough environment that I could forewarn non-speakers that I would expect them to speak during the next round of sharing. By the end of the class, every student had spoken at least once.

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Group Thesis Statements: Reflecting on Chapter 44

Unit 5: Great Expectations: Pulling Everything Together
Lesson 3 of 8

Objective: SWBAT respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of evidence and reasoning presented, by writing thesis statements in small groups and discussing them as a whole group.

Big Idea: If two minds are better than one, how are four? Let's work together to draft arguments on chapter 44.

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