Thursday, October 27, 2011

CCP Video: Students critiquing essays

In this video, students have just finished critiquing a set of essays in small groups. One anointed member from each group was then brought to the center of the fishbowl to critique the essays in a student-led discussion.

What do you notice about the discussion?  What scaffolding and instruction (both on content and process) would be necessary to prepare the students for this level of student-led discussion on critiquing essays?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Video of students placing events on narrative arc

This is a brief video of students placing events on a narrative arc.  How do you feel about the teacher involvement here?  Too much?  Too little?  Just right?