October 31, 2012
Dice Consolidation -> roll it once to determine which group, then roll again to determine which
student has to answer the question
Week 6: October 29th and 31st, 2012
Agenda, Resources and Teaching Strategies:
Time Agenda Teaching and Learning Strategy Required Assessment
10:10 - Pick a Corners NA Observe TCs'
10:45 Title! Description choices for
This is an activity that involves selected corners;
students moving to one of four Circulate and
corners of a room according to listen to
their agreement/disagreement interactions,
to a given statement. This rationale for
activity means students are up selecting
and moving around and particular corner;
interacting with other people. listen for specific
The activity works best with reference to
'value' or 'opinion' statements options WITH
and is often best at the rationale.
beginning and end of a unit to Select random
see how students' views have volunteer from
changed or evolved. each part of room
Required: to highlight key
4 sheets of paper with the reasons for group
words (Strongly Agree, members' choices
Agree, Disagree, Strongly
You can modify the
statements by using these
4 titles of songs, books,
characters, movies, etc.
Sticky tack to put on paper
to attach to wall
Put a statement on the
white/black board (or
overhead projector). The
statement has to be such
that there could be varying
degrees of personal
agreement/disagreement with it.
Students read statement.
Upon teacher instruction,
they move to the corner of
the room by the sign that
best represents their view.
They chat with the other
students in their 'corner'
and explain/debate their
This can go on for 5-10
Modify: You can ask a few
students from one group
(e.g., strongly agree) to go
to another group to
convince them otherwise
(e.g., disagree group).
Modify: You can ask each
original group to prepare a
1 minute statement
indicating why they went to
More on Corners (handout)
What is Concept Attainment
10:45- NA Observe for
11:15am ________?. Concept attainment description from understanding of
Texas Tech University [Word doc opens in task at onset;
a new window.] seek questions;
Concept Attainment Description
from Saskatoon Public Schools Seek responses