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The Fundamental Five Chapter 5

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Nancy Muncrief

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Transcript of The Fundamental Five Chapter 5

Frequent, Small-Group,
Purposeful Talk
about the Learning

The Fundamental 5
Chapter 5

Chapter 5
Presented By

Tammy Hill, Theresa Burkhalter,
Kim Buck, Al Benskin, Ginger Robinson

Frequent Small Group Purposeful Talk - Instructional Rigor
and Relevance
See chart on page 61

The one who is talking the most is usually learning the most !
Benefits of small group purposeful talk
While in the Power Zone
- Teachers ensure students remain focused
- Teachers can asses the various groups
- Re Affirm learning
- Clear up any misconceptions
Frequent Small Group Purposeful Talk - Power Zone

Question:   Ask an open-ended question and tell students that they will think-pair-share the answer.
Think:   Give students 1-2 minutes to think quietly about their response to the question.   Walk around the room to reinforce this quiet, on-task response.
Pair:   Ask students to share thoughts with their partners and ask questions if they don't understand what their partner is saying.   Circulate around the room, listening to student conversations.
Share:   Ask for student volunteers to share as you begin this process. Later, you should call on non-volunteers to increase student accountability in this cooperative learning strategy.   Reinforce the expectation of active listening by requiring students to acknowledge the thoughts of classmates by saying:
I agree with [name's] answer...,
I don't agree with [name's] answer...,
I started the problem like [name] but then I...
The basic steps of Think-Pair-Share are
Partner talk
Turn and talk
Shoulder partner
Face partner
Think pair and share
Frequent Small Group Purposeful Talk - Group Size
Frequent - Planned regular Intervals (Pacing)
Small Group - Ideal number 4
Content Discussion based on objective (SE’s) - Seed Question Related to Instruction
Planned Discussion - Natural Breaks in Lesson
Frequent Small Group Purposeful Talk - Frequency

What is FSGPT?
In Short FSGPT (Frequent Small Group Purposeful
Talk is - - when the teacher briefly stops talking and allow their students to briefly talk; students should be in small groups (Hence the term Small Group).

Key Point - Discussion related to the instruction, Teacher plans a "seed question".
Small group purposeful talk
Small group purposeful talk
What did you implement in your classroom based on your new learning regarding Objective and Product, the Powerzone and Praise and Encouragment?
Share with your 12 o’clock buddy
Clock Buddy Activity

Create a note taking guide where you will collect and synthesize strategies that can be used to enhance learning and incorporate Fundamental 5 components in the classroom.
Thank you
That is All

Seed questions should be planned - Teachers
Purpose of seed questions is to guide discussions

Example after 10-15 minutes of instruction The teacher would give directions " Now I want you to turn to your partner and briefly discuss the difference between listening and hearing?
Frequent Small Group Purposeful Talk - Seed Question
Frequency, Group Size, Seed Question, Power Zone

Ideal Group Size = 4 More than 4 students
per group always the possibility of students being off
topic i.e. side discussion

Example Did you see the game last night?
Adult Talk v Student Talk

We know we don't communicate the same way students do therefore, realize those students that understand your lectures have an advantage over those students that do not speak Adult.

Talk like a Genius
Question Stems
see page 66
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