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Middle School: Making Sense of One’s Own and Others’ Learning

Clip 5/10: Day 5: Partner share for describing and justifying strategies


Finding Evidence, Justifying Strategies: Teacher Patty Ferrant works with her students to find evidence and justify strategies, usually using students’ own work samples as prompts.

She challenges her students to use two different approaches, identify which approach they agree with and why, and explain how they can use a focus strategy to prove it.


How does Patty get her students to describe their ways of solving to each other?

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