5 Practices – Margaret S. Smith and Mary Kay Stein Ensuring Active Thinking and Participation: Asking Good Questions and Holding Students Accountable
The Five Practices • Anticipating • Monitoring • Selecting • Sequencing • Connecting
What two components come before the 5 Practices? • Setting goals for instruction • Selecting appropriate tasks
Developing good questioning skills that will challenge students to think at deeper levels. • IRE pattern – initiates, responds, evaluates • Guide students' attention to previously unnoticed features of a problem • Loosen up thinking to gain new perspective. • Articulate thinking so it is understandable to others.
Boaler and Brodie – 9 Question Types • Highlight important idea and relationships • Probe students' thinking • Generate discussions among students
Ms. Quigley's 4th Grade Class • Students work in small groups to find the formula or rule for finding the area of the triangles shown on the document camera. Students were given graph paper, rulers, scissors, and cardboard triangles to use in their work.
Introduce teachers to discussion “moves” that will help them hold students accountable for their thinking and communication during classroom discussions • Revoicing • Asking students to restate someone else's reasoning • Asking student to apply their own reasoning to someone else's reasoning • Prompting students for further participation • Using wait time