Earlier this week I posted a brand new product to my TeachersPayTeachers store: Question and Comment Wands!
(Click the image above to view on TpT!)
This little pack is designed to help those gorgeous kiddos who still (occasionally?!) mix up their questions and comments during whole class discussions.
How often do you ask your kiddos if they have any questions and you ask a little cherub and they pipe up with something completely off-topic? (Say, for example, when you’re introducing a new CAFE menu strategy and one poppet decides now is the perfect time to inform you that today is his uncle’s birthday!)
This is my day. At least once during instruction time.
Don’t get me wrong – I love that they want to tell me everything that’s happening in their lives, but quite often comments pop up right in the middle of that WONDERFUL lesson that’s going so well and then you have to spend 30 seconds redirecting one (or more) kiddos back on task.
Enter the Question and Comment Wands!
A handy little tool that each of your kiddos can make to provide themselves (and you) with a visual tool for identifying the types of thinking happening during your instruction time.
This would work well in whole group instruction time, or even in small group instruction, particularly if you have a focus on turn-taking and speaking and listening skills.
It also offers a great opportunity to teach or revise the difference between comments and questions, especially with our youngest students.
Check out my quick video below, with a run-down on my thinking behind this little pack, as well as a demonstration on how easy it is to put together:
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