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Frequent, Small-Group, Purposeful Talk

The Fundamental Five - Chapter 5

Monica Campbell

on 22 November 2013

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Transcript of Frequent, Small-Group, Purposeful Talk

Adult/Student Language
Some students are bilingual & are able to understand both adult & student language.

The Fundamental Five
Work in increments of 10 to 15 min then allow students discuss.
Group Size
2 to 4 is ideal
Seed Question
Use open ended questions to guide discussions.
Power Zone
Being near the students to monitor progress.
What is FSGPT?
Frequent Small-Group, Purposeful Talk
Frequent, Small-Group, Purposeful Talk About The Learning
Time to Translate
Student Retention
The Primacy/Recency Effect
Attention Span
Instructional Rigor and Relevance
Putting It All Together
Students take ownership of their learning.

Student's focus shifts to academic inquiry.
Student understanding - some get it ,some don't. The best way to reinforce the learning is to allow peer to peer discussion/tutoring.
primacy-the critical instructional concept
regency-the student's final demonstration of that concept.
Multiple state changes will allow students to remain in a state of vibrancy, therefore more retention.

Rigor deals with learning at a higher level-
using Bloom's Taxonomy. The teacher can use effective questioning techniques to take learning to a higher level.
Relevance deals with how the subject matter relates to students (in-content, across-content, and real-world).

It is important to increase both the lessons' relevance and rigor.

Giving students the time to talk about the subject
adult-10 to 15 min
teens-8 to 10 min
12 and under -less
can be combated by FSGPT
Teachers must plan and prepare stem questions in order for FSGPT to work.
A stem wall may be used.
A timer set to go off every 10 to 15 min. is an effective tool to use
A busy teacher will usually assign a behaviorally challenged student to help her "teach" the class by running the timer.
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