DIY Literacy Video Series - Episode 6
Darcy Gleisberg sent in a beautifully authentic micro-progression she made during those last precious hours of the day:
She writes in her email:
In the spirit of DIY, here is my unpolished micro-progression on poetry analysis. I'm using it today, and I think it's helped kids focus on what it means to lift the level of their analysis. I coupled it with the ranking of three student samples and the writing of their own analysis of a poem with the progression in mind. The tip I give them is replacing 'this shows' or 'this quote shows' with a specific word, phrase or device. I also give them the analogy of a lawyer who says, "This shows my client is innocent" vs. "The DNA test conducted on April 13th was not a match to my client, who is therefore, innocent."
Thank you all for sharing! Keep sharing your teaching tools using the hashtag #DIYLiteracy on social media (and you can always email us a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org).
This week’s problem is from JenWevodau and Susan Hughes, middle school teachers from Souderton, PA. They write:
Problem of the Week –MOTIVATION! My co-teacher and I struggle on a daily basis getting our kids motivated to work more independently in our everyday workshops. We find there are about 2-3 students who tend to “carry” the rest of the class. Too often we hear the crickets chirping, the blank faces staring at us, and the uncomfortable silence that follows a question. We need help to help our kids get motivated to work more independently!
Teaching Tool of the Week – A Micro-progression
You can find a download of the teaching tool here.
Thanks for watching!
-Kate and Maggie
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