Sunday, April 11, 2010

Comment4Teachers Weeks 13 & 14

I have been assigned to Mr. Needleman's blog: Creating Lifelong Learners.

Week 13:

Mr. Needleman divided his class into groups to form a literature circle in which they are given various tasks when reading stories. My comment:

Mr. Needleman,

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In my elementary and secondary schools, my teachers divided us into literature circles. However, we were not given the same jobs/titles as your students. I like the titles you have created (The Predictor, Maker of Connections, Great Summarizer, Curious Clarifier, Word Wizard, and the Very Good Visualizer). Instead, my classmates and I were given the job of finding the problem, the solution, the climax, the rising action, etc. If we had been given interesting jobs like your students, I might have enjoyed literature class more! :)

Week 14:

Mr. Needleman gave tips for improving comprehension scores of students. I commented using Vocaroo software:


  1. Thank you for visiting. I would say the differences between the jobs you had when you were doing literature circles and the jobs we use now is that the new jobs may lead to higher level thinking and they're ongoing. Once you find the problem in a story your job is done but if you're the summarizer or predictor, for example, you're always working.

  2. The comment you left for you comments for teachers was fun to read. I like with what you had to say to the teacher and how he responded. Good work keep it up.