Norms

Week 3: What are students taking on?

 

To meet the overarching goal of Speaking and Listening Common Core State Standards number 1 – Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 level topics and text with peers and adults in small and large groups, I have focused on management in week 1 by working on routines and procedures and 1a. - Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions in week 2 by creating and keeping the norms.  In week 3, I focused on assessing what students have taken on so far. 

Week 2: Keeping the Norms and Norm Keepers

 

Week 2: Keeping the Norms and Norm Keepers

Generating Norms

 “Central to developing classroom contexts where rich oral language development occurs, is the establishment of a norm that promotes listening.”  (Mason & Gallaway, IRA, Reading Today Feb/Mar 2012)

If I’m going to teach students how to have a conversation, which involves listening and speaking, the classroom rules did not suffice to support behavior management. So, I thought why not set norms like most adult discussion groups do to have a productive conversation.

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