To help class members share what they are learning, you might ask them to write questions, comments, or insights from their reading on strips of paper and put them into a container. Draw strips from the container to discuss as a class.
These teaching techniques will help you give every student a chance to participate during your lesson.
Christy Elliott Vogel: Here is another idea NY coordinator suggested: write the series of questions on the board (search through apply and testify) and ask them to answer one of them in their journals, then share. Those who are more intimidated will pick less personal questions, but at least they will share something.
By Becky Edwards www.edutopia.org/blog/alternatives-to-round-robin-reading-todd-finley 11 BETTER APPROACHES 1. Choral Reading The teacher and class read a passage aloud together, minimizing struggling readers' public exposure. In a 2011 study of over a hundred sixth graders (PDF, 232KB), David Paige found that 16 minutes of whole-class choral reading per week enhanced decoding and fluency. In another version, every time […]
By Robyn Childers Tried something today that worked well: My class isn't shy but they don't jump out of their seat when I ask a question of them. Today I wrote down the search questions from the manual onto individual 3x4 notecards and handed them out. When the question came up in the lesson...Mary would […]
By Adriene Olsen Murray I used this idea from our Seminary Coordinator. It works best with a short section or block of scriptures. It was really fun. The kids found things that I had not thought of and explained what it meant to them. Divide the board into four columns: Zinger -- find verses in […]
By Susie Waalkes Kershaw I thought I would share how our class is doing the "what stuck with you" idea. We have our own "sacred grove" and every Friday they add a leaf on what they learned that week.53 Jeanette Brooks. We do the "what stuck with you" idea also. It so neat to look back […]
I have a new favorite tool for getting my students to participate! I have had way too many times when I have asked a soul searching question and they just look at me with blank stares and no matter how long I wait (I am good at waiting) I get no response. I know they […]
This idea came from a Pinterest post by Erin Guinup. She didn't post a link to a website, but posted a picture of her chalkboard from doing this activity that you can see at right. You can see her pin on my Seminary Pinterest page. Basically, you start with a topic. Each student is given […]