To keep your kids honest, always have your quiz writer write up a short (usually five point) quiz of the Movie Talk while it is happening. This keeps the students accountable. Double the five point score they make, and pop it in the grade book. Formative assessment drives the bus in CI instruction. It’s amazing what a little quiz does to keep students “engaged”. Hey, we do what we have to do. I have been known to give three quizzes in one fifty minute class period. Once you add in the quizzes, you will see that Movie Talk really is an effortless strategy for you. The quizzes keep them honest.
CI and the Research (cont.)
Admins don’t actually read the research. They don’t have time. If or when they do read it, they do not really grasp it. How could