Day 6: The One with Russia and Peru

This unit is all about compare and contrast, which is actually much more useful than I initially imagined 2 years ago. We spent today having kiddos compare their countries by making a venn diagram, then using a toolkit to write sentences. Super interesting to watch students interact with the toolkit, which is basically a list of sentence frames. Some kiddos use the same sentence frame over and over again. Some try to use all the different levels.

Photo: Country Venn DiagramsCountry Venn Diagrams

These two kiddos compared their countries. I wish I had pushed them more on writing a good topic sentence, but I’m mostly happy that they were talking and writing together. This was also the last class of the day with two support people, so…

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