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It's Too Loud in Here! Teamwork in the Classroom

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 30- to 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Jennifer Reed

Arlington, Texas

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Overview

Featured Resources

From Theory to Practice

 

OVERVIEW

When you give students the opportunity to make personal connections with their learning, a deeper understanding occurs. In this lesson, first- and second-grade students have the chance to connect their prior knowledge with new knowledge as they work with their peers to develop classroom rules. Following a reading experience, students are divided into small groups to discuss and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and ideas, which aid in the whole-group discussion of classroom rules. Peers help to initiate, scaffold, and guide the learning of others, as text-to-self connections are made through social interaction. This activity can help develop a framework for future social interaction activities.

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FEATURED RESOURCES

Team Member Job Cards :This handy sheet lists different team assignments and helps ensure that each student participates in the group work.

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FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

Wiseman, A.M. (2003). Collaboration, initiation, and rejection: The social construction of stories in a kindergarten class. The Reading Teacher, 56, 802810.

  • Stories create opportunities for children to interpret and reflect on their own experiences as well as the experiences of others.

  • Responding to literature through writing and talking gives children opportunities to connect text to real life.

  • Children collaborate together to make sense of the world, providing each other with comfort, acceptance, and a knowledge base for developing thoughts and ideas.

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