"What should the kids be doing during Read to Self time?"
"They should be quiet."
"Ooooo, great idea! Let me type that on our I Chart. She said 'We should be quiet.' Wait, who said that answer? Oh, Natalie, let me write her name next to her idea so we don't forget."
After the first response, EVERY hand went up in the classroom to offer an idea about what students and teachers should be doing. Make a connection? check! Make it meaningful? check! Repeat & practice? check! Now all I have to say is, "What was Natalie's idea about Read to Self time?" "We should be quiet," says the class.
What would I change for next time?* I would definitely try to incorporate some clip art for my kindergarteners. Probably clip art that can be consistent among all the I Charts like a finger over lips, a child sitting, a person working next to a timer, you know all those cute things!
What to do for inclusion?
Dependent on the student and their needs,
* Make a separate chart ahead of time with clip art and pictures to outline the expectations for the student(s).
* Have children choose the names of those to be called on. This way, all students are participating in the chart making process.
|Make your I Charts or anchor charts with your students using a laptop and projector! Integrate technology and create a chart!|