Archive for October 8th, 2010

In several classrooms, students were working at literacy stations creating wanted posters. They were learning about personality traits and physical traits. Right now they’re making wanted posters about themselves, using traits. Down the road, they’ll make wanted posters about characters in books they’re reading, as they examine and analyze character traits.

One thing I love about visiting Stehlik is the “transparency of their teaching.” I always know exactly what their objectives are because these are posted clearly in each teacher’s room. This helps kids know what’s expected of them, too.

Learning objectives are posted in simple language for students to see.

A student's notes about character traits (personality vs. physical traits) from whole group.

Wanted poster made by a 5th grader, describing her traits.

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