Reflection: Shared Expectations Regional Characteristics: Researching Using Nonfiction Texts - Section 3: Presenting Information and Learning From Our Peers


While it seemed to be a simple task to expect one student to share their notes/information with other students who are writing down what they hear, it was actually quite complicated. I had to remind students to share one part of their notes at a time, pausing between each section to make sure that the listeners got everything that was shared. I also had to remind the receivers of information that they didn't need to write down verbatim what was said but that instead, they needed to write words and phrases they helped them understand what they heard and was important.

After I clarified these expectations, students were able to support each other by reminding the speaker to slow down when they were sharing and by taking less time to write more succinct notes.

  Slow Down, Please!
  Shared Expectations: Slow Down, Please!
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Regional Characteristics: Researching Using Nonfiction Texts

Unit 1: ELA Through State History Studies
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT present information about a concept through researching with a nonfiction text.

Big Idea: Students get multiple opportunities to process new information and present it.

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