Yesterday we had the privilege of observing and listening to the students of Language Arts teacher Aba DeGraft-Hanson think together and share their ideas around different motifs of To Kill a Mockingbird. They first began with a write-around the motifs last week; they then met in the library learning studio yesterday to discuss the ideas from the write-around and collaboratively draw conclusions by using the See, Think, Wonder structure from Making Thinking Visible. Aba’s variation of this learning structure also asked students to include a one-word distillation of their ideas. As students discussed and worked through the lens of See, Think, Wonder, Aba walked around and conferred with each group to answer questions or to serve as a sounding board.
Students then presented in their groups using our Steelcase Verb dry erase easels and the written work of their write-around.
Students also took notes as they listened to…
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