I often use the SENTENCE-PHRASE-WORD (Making Thinking Visible) technique.
It is a discussion group tool to review text and then select:
• Sentence that was meaningful to you, that you felt captures the core idea of the text.
• Phrase that moved, engaged, or provoked you.
• Word that captured your attention or struck you as powerful.
As a group, discuss and record your choices. Begin by sharing your words, then phrases, then sentences.
Explain why you made the selections you did.
What do you notice?
Today is an e-learning day for students and a professional development day for teachers. I am teaching 2 sessions today on EL Education. My participants will use this protocol with an article in the morning.
Here are a couple examples of what people marked:
“Education is not preparation for life:education is life itself.” X2
“They crave collaboration with their peers and engagement in their learning through play, story and games.”
Phrase — “All block” — I just loved what it encompasses.
Word — “Structured” and “equity”
As you read today, think of what word, phrase, and sentence pop out for you.