Inspired by the work of @doug_lemov and @learningspy, I wanted a method of making students concentrate on the crafting of sentences; a single, well written nugget of work, fed by the ideas of their peers and refined into a product they could be proud of.
So, I printed lots of picture frames and laminated them so they are a permanent, see-through display frame.
Students write a single, well crafted sentence as part of the lesson
Share them on their table and decide which one is best
Those eight are shared with the class and the best ones are decided
The student writes it up beautifully for inclusion in the Writer’s Gallery.
Top Tips for this are:
- It’s all about the dialogue. Constantly ask students “Why?”
- Little and often works well – this shouldn’t be a static display
- Works well as a plenary or a starter