Quote and Comment
- Select the general topic or text.
- Identify 5-10 key quotations or images that evoke important ideas associated with the topic or text. Reproduce each on a large piece of paper, and hang the papers around the room.
- Decide if you want students to record responses on Post-its, on chart paper, or in individual notebooks, and prepare the appropriate materials.
Teacher provides a basic introduction to and review of the text or topic.Teacher provides a basic introduction to and review of the text or topic.
When this activity is first introduced, the teacher should model reading a quotation or looking at an image, and responding with connections, questions, associations, opinions, and reactions.
Teacher shows students the quotations or images arranged as a gallery walk. Teacher gives directions to students.
Students can record their ideas in several ways. They may write them on Post-its and hang them on the exhibits, they may write them on a piece of chart paper hung next to each exhibit, or they may record responses in an individual notebook or handout. If you want them to record ideas independently, consider preparing a template upon which students can record their ideas in a structured way.
Students silently circulate from exhibit to exhibit in the room, and record the ideas generated by each image or quotation.
Students get together in a larger group, share what they brainstormed about each exhibit, and compare and contrast their ideas.
This stage can be completed as a whole group, or in small groups.