Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Observing Student Communication
|Introduction | Hidden Pattern Blocks | Describing a Hexagon | Problem Reflection #1 | Classroom Practice | Problem Reflection #2 | Observe a Classroom | Your Journal|
Let's look at another example of a student developing her communication skills in the same activity.
Mira: My piece has lots of sides and fat corners.
Ms. Wright: What else can you say about your piece?
Ms. Wright: Tell us about the sides of your piece.
Ms. Wright: Can you feel all of the sides of the piece and tell how many there are in all?
Ms. Wright: How many?
Ms. Wright: Look at the pieces in the box. Are there any with eight sides?
Ms. Wright: Does anyone know how many sides the yellow piece has?
Ms. Wright: Can you draw a shape with six sides?
Ms. Wright: Show the class your drawing. Let's count the sides.
Ms. Wright: Mira, what else can you tell about your piece?
Ms. Wright: Let's look at the drawing. How many corners does your drawing have?
Ms. Wright: Take out your piece and let's check.
Ms. Wright: Does anyone know the name of this shape?
Ms. Wright: This piece is called a hexagon. Everyone say "hexagon".
Ms. Wright: What do you know about a hexagon?
Ms. Wright: What else?
Ms. Wright: Anything else?
Ms. Wright: What shape has six sides and six corners?
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