Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Keeping Track of Writing Partners

Maybe this sounds like your classroom...you have writing partners, you make one partner "partner one" and the other partner "partner two," you ask them to turn and talk with "partner one" going first, and NO ONE has any idea who is "partner one" (including the teacher)! To solve this dilemma in my classroom, I hung a small chart below my teaching easel listing partner 1 and partner 2. Now there is no confusion at all!


PS...I also assign the more "proficient partner" as #1 so if I know it's something a little more challenging I'll have partner 1 go first to make it easier for partner 2. The kids don't know this...it's my little teaching secret!

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