My blog posts for the month of July will be related to the Cyber PD (online book study) of Vicki Vinton’s Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading.
While Chapters 1-4 of Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading were all about the “what” and the “why”, chapters 5 and 6 started getting into the “how” and “when” of the teaching. Some of my biggest takeaways?
- Determining whether or not to model. Does it expand possibilities or limit thinking/behavior?
- Thinking about how often my questions are open ended.
- Really focusing on slowing down and going deeper (being comfortable with uncertainty).
- Looking for texts (and places in texts) that I can chunk to help facilitate deeper thinking.
- Creating “Know/Wonder” charts that track student thinking.
- Contemplating text structure to create low stakes writing prompts.
- Focusing on “Bring-in-the-Author” moves so students can see the purposeful decisions that writers make.
- Creating opportunities for students to be the teacher.
Here are my sketchnotes that captured my deeper thinking:
My goal is to color in those ideas that I plan to incorporate into lessons, as a way to use my sketchnotes more interactively and encourage me to revisit them more purposefully.