A classroom management tip for keeping track of student responses during the Global Read Aloud. Our class is reading Peter Brown's "The Wild Robot" and we are fortunate to be connecting with so many classes through the shared lessons on the Google Site. We are connecting by responding to questions about the book on Padlet and Flipgrid. The number of responses coming in from all over the globe is truly amazing, but how do you find your own students work when you still have to give grades?
Each week there are different prompts that students can respond to. Students can choose to leave a written (Padlet) or a video (Flipgrid) response:
When you click on the buttons above to see this week's responses, I think you will see what I mean when I say that finding your own students work and giving them grades can be a daunting task.
What I have decided to do instead is give them a grade each week for filling out a reflection form. This reflection form allows me to learn more about their thinking than I could from just reading their response. The form tells me what they said, it allows students to practice paraphrasing and summarizing what other people said, AND it tells me how their thinking has changed after listening to other people's perspectives. Win-win!
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