When people present on CI, they use various techniques and strategies to make their points. Our PLC member Carly Edelman makes her points about CI by using Card Talk and the Star Sequence in the following way:
Workshop Agenda :
A. Set up: Participants take colored card stock and markers, write their first name and draw a picture of something they like. They are told to play the role of students.
B. Card talk demo: focus on WBYT, going slow, teach to the eyes, light TPR in context, working the room to draw connections between participants with likes in common
C. Quick quiz: 5-10 yes/no questions based on the card talk (save time and only do five).
D. Write and discuss: generate a paragraph based on the card talk as per Phase 4 of the Star Sequence.
E. Reading options: probably read and translate, talk about grammar in context, or use any of the other Phase 4 readings options you want, depending on time.
F. Debrief: teacher talk, what was going on (explain the Star Sequence and how it works as a taxonomy). What did I do to make myself comprehensible? How can one adjust the activity for higher levels? What are options for “extend”? If you only have an hour, spend much more time in the demo than in the debrief. If you have two or more hours, make sure that you use the two best Phase 5 extension activities of dictee and the Word Chunk Team Game.