The Teacher’s Voice
The topic for a school-wide write was “If I were a…” My class chose to write about animals. After the class brainstormed a list of animals, each group of five or six students voted to choose an animal. They then worked collaboratively to write a paragraph.
Student Work Samples
The teacher heard and saw things such as:
- Does everyone like that sentence?
- Who has not had a turn yet?
- Body language (thumbs up, raising hands)
- Students reading the room (other groups) to pick up on cues as to how to work together
In familiar situations, I cooperate with others for specific purposes.
I contribute during group activities, cooperate with others, and listen respectfully to their ideas. I can work with others for a specific purpose.