Building & Maintaining Social/Personal Dimension
From Reading Apprenticeship
Draw on adolescents' interest in peer interactionCreate a safe environment for students to share confusion and difficulties
Recognize diverse perspectives and resources brought by each student
Encourage students to notice and appropriate others' great thinking and strategies
Build on interests and skills students already have
Foster students' identity and self-awareness as a student in your subject area
Help students establish personal goals and purposes for learning
Build the Vibe
Students draw out of a bag for random groups.
Group students or separate the class in half or quarters.
Make connections between content and student strengths and interests
Elicit feedback, foster self reflection, and build social skill
Have students give a show of number by holding up fingers