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Routines for Reasoning

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Starting January 4, each Friday, we will post two prompts for that week’s chapter. You may choose to respond to either or both prompts. It's okay to go back to previous weeks if you fall behind. The posting schedule and running history of prompts is here.

Book Study Prompts and Responses:

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  • 01/11/2019 11:12 PM | Karen Campe

    The 4 Essential Instructional Strategies (page 28) are 1. Ask-Yourself Questions; 2. Annotation; 3. Sentence Frames & Starters; and 4. Repeat-Rephrase-Reword-Record.

    The fifth Core Element of the Instructional Routines is 5. Math Practice Reflection (page 25-26).

    Which of these 5 strategies feels most accessible for you to be able to do as a teacher?  Which seems most challenging at this point?

  • 01/11/2019 11:12 PM | Karen Campe

    The 7 Core Elements of Instructional Routines (page 28) incorporate an overarching Think-Pair-Share strategy that moves students through individual, partner, and full-group learning experiences.  Discuss your teaching experience with different sized learning groups in your classroom (and please remind us of your grade level).

  • 01/11/2019 11:10 PM | Karen Campe

    One of the reasons to use instructional routines in math class is to “help students and teachers build crucial mathematical thinking habits” (page 19).  Are there any thinking habits you already promote with your students or have tried to encourage?

  • 01/04/2019 8:16 PM | Karen Campe

    Each of us has a history with the Standards for Mathematical Practice in our teaching; tell us (briefly) about your experience so far with the MPs.

  • 01/04/2019 8:07 PM | Karen Campe

    React to the Avenues of Thinking framework presented on page 3 of “lead actors” and “supporting actors” among the Mathematical Practices (MPs).  How does this structure help you make sense of these standards?

    The framework is also found here.

  • 01/04/2019 8:07 PM | Karen Campe

    Choose a phrase, sentence, or passage that you found meaningful or thought-provoking and tell why.

  • 12/19/2018 5:17 PM | Karen Campe
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    The prompts for the first chapter will be posted by January 5, 2019.  Please purchase your book in time to begin reading and discussing by then.  The first chapter is available for download at https://www.heinemann.com/products/e07815.aspx

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