#14 Gallery Walks
By: Elizabeth Stover
Why is it used?
It can be used as an "editing phase"
It allows students to get supportive responses from their classmates
It encourages students to do better work because peers will be observing the work.
How is it used?
2. Provide comment sheet: teachers give students sticky notes or graffiti sheets next to each students work
3. Give directions for the gallery walk: teachers explain the purpose of the gallery walk, types of comments to make and also give a time limit.
4. Model how to view, read and respond: teachers model how to behave during the gallery walk, using students work as examples
5. Direct the flow of traffic: teachers direct students as they move around the classroom and makes sure all students work is reviewed and all comments are supportive and useful
6. Bring closure to the gallery walk: teacher has students move to their own project and look at the comments, questions and other responses. Sometimes students will share their responses or comment on the gallery walk experience.
*the teacher must establish expectations*
Common Core Standards:
- Students use the writing process to revise and edit their writing and get feedback from classmates.
- Students develop grade appropriate use of Standard English conventions, including spelling.