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

Clip 4/10: Day 5: Sharing understanding (or lack thereof) with partner talk


Understanding and Reading Problems: Teacher Patty Ferrant asks students to show a thumb signal to indicate what they know and 100% understand. Her student Chloe shares her answer, and Patty uses her response to invite other students to identify whether they agree with her, disagree with her, or are not yet sure either way.


What does Patty likely already know about Chloe as a learner to support her in this early sharing of her thinking?

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