Today, I wanted to share a bit with you on how I have tried to hold them accountable to the lessons they are listening to. I have begun a Walking Classroom folder for each student. It is a simple manilla folder into which I stapled these two sheets that I made.
|This is mine. I forgot to take a picture of a student's. Sorry!|
|You can see spaces for when we do the walk again.|
Click here to access the form
Click here to access the form.
You can actually use this particular form without the program. It would work with any lesson you do more than once.
The final piece is the Comprehension Quiz. This actually comes with the program itself and I LOVE it. Not only are the students showing me what they learned from the walk, but they are using their comprehension strategies to do it! I have been giving the quiz after the second time we do a lesson, just so they have a bit longer to process the information (since they don't have a text to refer back to) and it is working out splendidly!
So that is my Walking Classroom Update! If you want more information about The Walking Classroom, including how you can apply for a grant to get this into your classroom, click here.
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They also have partnered with LearnNC and there are 10 podcasts and lessons available for free download!! This is a great way to test drive the program if you were thinking about implementing it in your room. Click here to get ahold of these awesome lessons.
Next time, I want to show you how we are recording our walking in class...and how that is motivating my students. Until then....happy trails ;)