7 Steps the Final Chapter
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- Think about two events, accomplishments or moments of recognition by others that were shining or important to you.
- One of the moments needs to be related to the implementation of the first three steps.
- Stand up when you are ready.
- Walk around and share with two colleagues and come back to your place.
- Use the stem: My shining moments are...because....
STEP 4: USE TOTAL RESPONSE SIGNALS
Response signals are cues students use to indicate that they are ready to respond.
Response signals allow students to prepare for oral or written participation.
Response: Every student makes a choice
Signal: Give a response with a signal
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STEP 5: USE VISUALS AND VOCABULARY STRATEGIES THAT SUPPORT YOUR OBJECTIVES
- Photos, drawings, movie clips, graphic organizers, etc…all scaffold student understanding of new content vocabulary.
- Visuals also provide structured opportunities to use new words in context, increasing retention of new vocabulary and depth of understanding.
STEP 6: HAVE STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN STRUCTURED CONVERSATIONS
- Read the statement.
- Move to the side of the room that has the percentage that you agree with.
- Share with the group.
- Use the stem: I think that ....is the percentage of time spent on student talk/academic conversations because...
•Only ____of English Learners’ school day is spent engaging in student talk.
•Only ____of English Learner’s day is spent discussing focal lesson content, speaking in complete sentences or applying relevant academic language.
Freeze and Speak (p.65)
•Students engage in a dialogue
•Two points of view
•Replace one member of the team
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “STRUCTURED CONVERSATIONS” AND SIMPLY CALLING ON STUDENTS RANDOMLY?
•Much more engaging because the process includes 100% student participation.
•Provides enough structure to get all students involved both physically and mentally.
•Maximizes “engagement” time in the classroom and minimizes single-student responses.
STEP 7: HAVE STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN STRUCTURED READING AND WRITING ACTIVITIES
•Reading and writing activities should be purpose-driven and strategies selected should scaffold the types of thinking that need to occur for complete understanding.
•Clearly define the purpose, plan and the process for each activity.
•Students gain a deeper understanding of content concepts.
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Q-What is one strategy that you will implement in your classroom next week? (write it)
S- Put your pen on your paper
S- Share with the person next to you
S- One thing I will try in my classroom next week is is...
A- The person with the longest first name