Thursday, April 22, 2010

Parking Lot

I got this idea from a conference I attended this summer.  I have an area on a wall in my classroom I call the "Parking Lot."  It's a place where students can "park" their ideas, concerns, or questions about my language arts class.  Here are some of the student responses from my 8th graders currently in the lot:
  • Can we arrange our desks in a big circle?
  • I dont' understand how to find an adverb when it's in between verbs.
  • How many AR (accelerated reader) points do we need this quarter?
  • I think we should read graphic novels for lit.
I then use this as a way to measure what concepts I need to reteach or just simply as a means to get ideas for class. 

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