I don't often write about my new products, but I am excited to share this one, because it has been many years in the making. Years ago, after using Daily Oral Language in a variety of ways in my classroom, I decided that each student needed to become more engaged in our daily language instruction. Many were already engaged - students took turns coming to the board to make corrections and identify parts of speech, but typically, only one student had a turn at any one time. At that time, I was attempting to make sure students were understanding the grammatical reasons for the corrections they were making, and if they tuned out for even a little bit, they missed some information. So, using the Daily Oral Language sentences, I created a peer teaching method for our daily language, which I'll explain below. After using it for the first year, I found that my student absolutely knew the content better than students in the past, and so I have continued to use it on a regular basis
As a middle school teacher, there are many moments to reflect upon. This blog will be a place to reflect upon all of those moments (and more)!