To be able to incorporate this effective question building activity into my reciprocal reading sessions. To improve the ‘oral language’ component of the task by providing additional opportunities for students to discuss, conference and listen.
The irony of this was the first time I watched my own video I saw it with my own eyes! I need to stop speaking. In my pair, we did discuss that we both felt the second the camera is on you automatically feel as though you need to say more than you normally would in a lesson/session. I blame that a bit on nerves knowing that I would be watched, but still, I need to focus on giving the students an opportunity to discuss. Tiff worded it beautifully “For the majority of the session, students were not speaking. What are some ways that students could participate in oral language strategies to bring out their thinking before writing?”
Tiff actually reminded me of a fantastic resource all grades had recently received! I am going to put to practice and get reading these books thoroughly to be able to incorporate rich oral language task. We brainstormed a few ideas which included
They are to discuss the text they have just independently read to ensure students have comprehended the text prior to composing questions.
they are given ½ minutes to verbally discuss with their partner some examples of On the Line Questions before choosing one to write on the whiteboard.
Then they could swap as they did in the session with someone they didn’t discuss with to answer the question so that more people are talking at one time.”
I have thoroughly enjoyed the R.I.S.E experience this semester, As I am fulltime now I was able to have a consistent partner with who to my lucky has ample experience in English was able to help. I really valued the rich discussion in which my partner and I had. What I enjoyed the most from this experience was watching a peer of mine really listening to my suggestions and critiques. I find that such a confidence-building task that someone who I consider much more knowledgeable than myself made me feel comfortable enough to have a great discussion and valued my opinion. I think this has been very valuable and cannot wait for the next rise cycle.