SOS: Telephone

Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum.

Telephone
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Background
Readers who take the most from their reading make conscious plans to evaluate their own ability to do so throughout the reading process. Part of this personal plan includes checking for recollection of what was previously read. In order to make students accountable for monitoring their ability to check comprehension, we must model it, explain it, and most of all allow students to practice it. This activity will allow students the opportunity to practice and internalize comprehension.

Example

  • Show students the video segment, “How It’s Made: Pretzels” first without sound.
  • Following silent segment, ask students to share what they observed.
  • Play the segment once more with the audio enabled.
  • After the video has played, allow students one minute to write notes recalling information from the video.
  • Divide students into groups of 3-5 and provide each group one sheet of paper.
  • Students will take turns stating one event at a time from the video, as the person to their right, writes it down for them.
  • Once a student’s statement is written down, the paper is passed to the right, and the last person who wrote is now giving the person to their right a new statement to write down.
  • The statements should go in order, but the only person who may help the person creating the statement is the person to their right who is writing it down for them. The paper will rotate through the group until the group is satisfied that they have covered all important parts of the video and that the statements go in correct order.
  • When groups finish, check for accuracy and either accept the paper or have students go back and make corrections.

Challenge

  • Pick a video segment.
  • Play it for students once without sound and then again with sound enabled.
  • Allow students to take notes to recall information from video.
  • Organize students into groups of 3-5 students and provide one sheet of paper.
  • Provide time to play “telephone”
  • Check papers for accuracy.

You can take the challenge by:

  • Implementing this strategy and letting us know how it went by posting a comment below.
  • Using this strategies in your grade level planning discussions and/or professional development and reporting your events. (Remember we consider an event anytime 3 or more educators gather together… doesn’t have to be in a computer lab… could be sitting around the lunch table)
  • Photocopying the flier and distributing it in your colleague’s boxes and/or posting it to your own BulleDEN board.

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    wonder full, In order to make students accountable for monitoring their ability to check comprehension, we must model it, explain it, and most of all allow students to practice it. This activity will allow students the opportunity to practice and internalize comprehension.
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