Presentation on theme: "Making Thinking Visible Strategies through Social Studies Kindergarten and 1st BISD – April 2014."— Presentation transcript:
1 Making Thinking Visible Strategies through Social Studies Kindergarten and 1st BISD – April 2014
2 Let’s get startedBefore we start, let’s review what it feels like to be a Kinder or 1st Grade teacherWhat its like every day
3 Think – Puzzle – Explore What do you think you know about Making Thinking Visible strategies?What puzzles you about Making Thinking Visible strategies?How can you explore more about Making Thinking Visible strategies?
4 What will we do today? Kindergarten – Unit 14 1st Grade – Unit 18 This will be an example, of how Making Thinking Visible Strategies can fit into a multi-day unit .
5 Think-Puzzle-Explore What makes you say that?What akes you say that?What do you think you know about community?What puzzles you about community?How can you explore more about community?K.14A and 1.17A Social Studies Process Skills – Obtain information about a topic through a variety of valid sources such as conversations.
6 Let’s reviewCommunity – a group of people living in the same place
7 HomesPost OfficeShoppingSchoolGrocerystoreHospitalApartmentsPolice Station
9 Let’s reviewService - helping or doing work for someone
10 Community ServiceCommunity service – is work that helps people
11 Many community organizations help Red CrossUnited WayFood BanksChurches
12 Explanation Game GENERATE ALTERNATIVES EXPLAIN IT GIVE REASONS NAME IT Step 1NAME ITShare with a partner/small group.Discuss and record features of the object/artifact/text. Try to notice as many details about the PARTS as possible.Step 2EXPLAIN ITBegin explanining the list of features from step 1.Come up with as many explanations as possible for how these particular PARTS work to make up the WHOLE object/artifact/text.Sticky Notes are a great tool for documenting this step.Step 3GIVE REASONSGenerate reasons/evidence for why their explanations are plausible.What evidence do you have for why a certain feature is explained a certain way? What do you see that makes you explain it that way?Step 4GENERATE ALTERNATIVESPress for alternative explanations.Pay attention to relationships between the PARTS, why they are the way the are, and how the PARTS affect the WHOLE.Ask one another, "Why makes you say that?" after each alternative explanation is offered.
13 Let’s Play the Explanation Game 2. Explain it – Explain what it is you see.1. Name it – Name what you see.3. Give reasons – What in the picture makes you think that?4. Give alternatives – What else could it be?
15 Key Elements in Community Service Meets a real needCoordinates with a community agency, another school or class, or the community at large
16 Headlines Headlines is used to focus on the synthesis of learning This is done after a learning experiencePoemVisualThink-Puzzle-Explore
17 What is a headline?The head of a newspaper story or article usually printed in large type and giving the gist of the story or article that follows.What do you think would be in an article titled “School Rules” ?
18 Great activity for a writing station What could be a headline for an article about Community Service?Students could write a sentenceStudents could draw a picture to go along with that sentence.Now it is your turn. At your table, please use a scratch sheet of paper to write a headline about community service.
19 Real Life, Authentic Learning… Students are involved in the decision makingWhat are the problems in my school or neighborhood?What ideas do we have to help with these problems?What is Philanthropy?Giving and Me
20 Let’s brainstorm areas of need in our community or school.
21 Let’s take a voteVoting – a method for group decision making