Organizers for Thoughtful Teachers. “Never let it be said that a handful of thoughtful people cannot make a difference, they are in fact the only thing that can.” Margaret Mead. Three’s Company. Explanation. Explanation. Explanation. Interpretation of Text.
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“Never let it be said that a handful of thoughtful people cannot make a difference, they are in fact the only thing that can.”
Interpretation of Text
Which word does not belong? Why?
Individual Information Retrieval
Individual Information Retrieval
Points Earned Missed
What might be the causes for the differences?
What conclusions or generalizations can you now make?
Facts, Details Reactions, Feelings
Questions New Ideas, Connections
What is most important here?
What is the big idea?
What important details support the big idea?
What is a connection you made?
What questions do you have about the big idea?
Partner’s Key Ideas:
My Key Ideas:
Our Key Ideas
Sketch Big Ideas and Details
What is it?
What does it look like?
What are the parts?
What is the purpose?
How does it operate?
How did it originate?
What is it part of?
What is its importance?
the focus the target
relationship in structure
What are other things that have similar relationships in structure?
Level of Understanding: 1 2 3 4
My educated guess:
How close was I to the meaning?
Comparison of my meaning to dictionary meaning:
Show you know:
in order to survive, need
Term and Description
forsaken, abandoned desperate
In Other Words
I learned….. I appreciate…..
I wonder…. I truly understand….
Step 2: Find specific evidence to support your case.
Step 3: Analyze why, in other words prove the evidence and make your case.
Make A Case
Make a Case
What are you trying to prove? Specific Evidence Why?
What have I learned?___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What do I think?
Rating Scale: 3-Completely
0 Not at All
What steps can you take to solve the problem?
What are the facts?
What is missing?
What question needs to be answered?
Are there any hidden questions to be answered?
How can you represent the problem visually?
Essential Question Addressed:
Key Ideas Presented:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Connections I Can Make to Other Ideas:
Questions I Still Have:
How did you do? Fill in the face to show how you feel about what you know. What do you need to do to improve?
How do you know?
Mastery Style Interpersonal Style
Understanding Self Expressive
Player A’s Sheet
Questions Player B Coaching Guide A
Player B’s Sheet
I am incredibly well focused and everything makes sense. I am having a good time learning and I feel like I could pay attention for a long time.
I am working to pay attention, but I keep having to bring myself back to the topic.
I am in control of my attention. I am focused on the topic. It makes sense and I rarely have to refocus.
My thoughts are all over the place or I am sleepy or not paying attention.
What is currently strengthening or weakening my powers of attention?
Goals for Improving my Attention:
How would others know you have made progress toward those goals?
What steps do you think the class will go through?
What goals do you want to work on today?
Share your goals with someone else in the room.
What obstacles might stand in your way?
How can you overcome those obstacles?
How did you do in meeting the class goals today?