Thursday, January 26, 2012

Digital Community and Thoughtful Responses

Miss Cook posted some questions in 5th grade blog regarding the Hate That Cat book. The image above is a screen capture of her post. Notice the green highlighted area... 31 comments. While a class discussion definitively is an excellent instructional strategy, educators understand that many students would rather have more time and another outlet to "voice" their ideas. This is why our 5th grade teachers are using the class blog and the forum tool in Haiku to extend discussions offering further learning opportunities for their students.

Take a look at the comments the students made to Miss Cook's questions and to one another's responses. Find that we have a few blossoming poets in the 5th grade.

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