On this last day of #SOLSC, let’s celebrate. (I know. It was a sneaky way to bring my #OLW back in)
Which would you rather eat?
This could become a “3 Corner” activity – which do you choose and why? The choice could be made silently and then after groups are gathered in their “corners”, they could create a “claim” and supporting reasons for their choice. (Psst: That’s oral practice first before ever writing a word.)
Where would you rather play?
All three are outside choices so they are fairly comparable. Some lend themselves more to “parallel play with a friend. Would that make the decision harder? Again, this could be a silent, individual choice. And then what if you introduced the concept that students could choose one activity with a partner. Now what skills do the students need?
Which would you choose to read?
What would you choose to write with?
“The average classroom teacher will make more than 1,500 educational decisions every school day. In an average 6-hour school day, that’s more than 4 decisions every minute.” (TeacherVision, Source)
How do we support students in making decisions?
Making choices – good, poor or bad?
How should we support them?
Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Kelsey, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for this daily March forum from Two Writing Teachers. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.