Today in Readers' Workshop the Kindergartners engaged in a Cooperative Learning Strategy called Table-Top Twitter. Students were provided with pieces of a text that were glued to a large sheet of chart paper. In small groups of 3-4, students read a passage and responded to one another in writing by asking questions and stating their opinions. The students couldn’t talk to each other, only write and read. At times a "tweet break" was allowed to whisper with the group to sound and stretch out new words! The whole class then discussed the text and even had a chance to write on other groups papers.
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.