Strategy #14: Gallery Walks
By: Mikaela Margolis
What is it?
Gallery walks are a form of active engagement that allows students to display written work or multimedia projects around the room to get critiques or feedback from peers
Steps of Gallery Walks
- Students display work on walls or on desk
- Teacher provides feedback sheets
- Give directions for the gallery walk (expectations, appropriate comments)
- Model how to view, read, and respond to classmates work
- Direct flow of traffic
- Students review feedback they received from peers (Tomkins, p. 41)
Why Should We Use This Strategy?
- Quick and effective way to get student feedback, without having to do it individually
- Students become more motivated to showcase their work to their peers rather than just their teacher
- Collaborative way to get new ideas to enhance projects
- Students practice developing higher order thinking skills and questioning techniques
- Adaptable to all grades and subjects
Checking Prior Knowledge Through Gallery Walks
Common Core Standards:
- "Students use the writing process to revise and edit their writing and get feedback from classmates"
- "Students demonstrate grade-appropriate use of Standard English conventions, including spelling" (Tomkins, p. 40)