Why? To trigger students’ reflection and self-evaluations with the intention of strengthening their intentions for utilizing the focus in their writing and to nurture their passion for the written word; to offer students a ritual for sharing and celebrating their writing with one another
Who? All students engage in our Talking Circle gatherings meeting as whole group, small groups, or in pairs.
When? Most often, at the end of a Workshop; Daily for 3 – 10 minutes, most often; Taking other forms such as publishing parties or writers’ theater, this sharing and reflection time may be expanded to 20 minutes or more (depending on the age of the students).
How? See the following pages for just a few options of the infinite ways we can engage students in metacognitive reflection about why and/or how they read (or write or think as mathematicians or work as scientists…). Helping them see and name their ways of working to understand, reflection experiences can be oral, written, and artistic and they can be individually voiced and/or created and communicated collaboratively.
Engaging in talking circles or sharing at the close of our workshop or school day gives students additional opportunities to process their learning and self-evaluate their use of our focus strategy/skill and teach one another/us. These gatherings also strengthen our sense of community and provide me ongoing data about my students’ literacy learning. A few key ways I work to ignite talking circles include:
Talking Circle/Sharing Session Options
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