Gallery Walks

Strategy 14

Grade Levels

  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8

Instructional Focus

  • Writing
  • Content Areas

Why use it?

  • Provides an audience
  • Saves TEACHERS time
  • Motivations for the students
  • Fellow students provide the best feedback

How To

  1. Display student work
  2. Provide Comment sheets (Sticky Notes or Graffiti Sheet)
  3. Explain how a Gallery Walk works
  4. Model it ( Some students may not understand how to without being shown)
  5. Be a Traffic Cop (Keep things moving)
  6. Student Return and Reflect on their work

When?

  • Writing Process
  • Authentic assessments
  • Projects
  • Begin of a Lesson
  • Brainstorming times

Standards!

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.5
    With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3
    Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.5
    With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 5 here.)