New Bail Out Move

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5 thoughts on “New Bail Out Move”

  1. This is a good change of pace! Coincidentally, I recently sent Ben a report about TPR Drawing. It fits here, so I’ll share something similar I had success with recently with 4th graders:
    Like L&D and like information gap TBLT activities. . . I drew a quick sketch with words my 4th graders knew, but they could not see my picture. I translated on the board some prepositions of location and directional words (e.g. left). Then, I’d call on a kid and command him/her to pick up “x” colored marker and I would describe one thing in the picture. Then, do the same with the next kid until the picture is complete. Periodically, I would reveal part of my picture so kids could compare.
    With some classes, when the picture was complete, I did some easy comprehension questions, e.g. “What is on the roof of the big house?”
    Although I have small whiteboards for everyone, I know that if we ever get to use those, my kids need the practice as a whole class first.
    The activity held 2 classes of 4th grader’s attention for 20 minutes. But this did not work well with a 3rd class of 4th graders who were way too antsy and blurting.

  2. Alisa Shapiro-Rosenberg

    I’m having trouble picturing it. You are trying to get them to re-create what’s on your secret lap board. Can you give me an exerpt of your “script?” I wanna try this!

    1. Just to be sure: I’m not claiming to have come up with anything new. This is an old trick, I’m sure.
      I drew a picture on a piece of paper with the words we had recently TPR’d and then went detail-for-detail as a different kid came up to draw that detail.
      This is what was in my drawing:
      A strong (arm muscles and abs), smiling girl, walking, and looking up. A big house above the girl with 3 doors, 2 windows, a crying cat in the middle door, a snake in a window and a boy in the other window pointing at the snake. A jumping hamburger on the roof. A small house next door with an elephant on the roof. 1 door on the roof, 1 window below the door. The elephant on the roof is looking at a baby jumping from the roof of the big house to the roof of the small house.

      1. Whiteboard mural – that’s great. It’s somewhat different from what I’ve heard yet.
        We recently did a whiteboard mural based off of reading in the Novice class. About one sentence at a time – then a student volunteer would draw the meaning (modifying or adding to what had already been drawn). I took a photo at the end, and we used the photo (Look & Discuss) as a warm-up a couple days later in class. I really like involving drawing. I think it’s helping them to visualize, it’s slowing down the pace yet in a way that keeps them from blurting.

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