Kristal's students work in groups to analyze six different poems during a virtual gallery walk. As the students analyze the six poems, they participate in small group discussions. During the small group discussions, Kristal serves as time-keeper and facilitator.
As we move into the group work section of the lesson, I will ask students to take a handout from the caddy and log into their Google Doc accounts where I have shared the Gallery Walk Folder. I'll review the directions and students will begin the Gallery Walk. As students work in groups to read, analyze and discuss six different poems, I will merely keep time (letting them know when to switch) and facilitate. I want this to be as much their interpretations as possible. Students will record information on their handout as they progress from poem to poem.
Nicholas establishes expectations and debate routines with his students. Nicholas explains how student groups prepare for the class debate and he notices that different groups prepare for the debate in different ways.