Friday, February 17, 2012
Frames, Flags and Fun!
Our reading specialist, Mrs. Bartkiewicz, created "flags" that say I predict and Because to provide a visual cue to students when they are sharing their ideas with the class. I added an I think prop to use during book discussions in the library. They worked wonderful well, and I admit I enjoyed holding up and waving the Because flag if a student forgot to provide evidence for an observation! Each time I did so, the student would just grin and then provide a more complete response. The first time I used them with a fourth grade class I mentioned that I felt like a cheerleader as I waved them around, and one student surprised me by inventing his own "cheer" for the library!
Yes, of course I caught it on video!