Sunday, November 16, 2014

Collaborative Writing About Pilgrims and Wampanoags

We are continuing our study of Pilgrims and Wampanoags, this week using information from the Scholastic website and letters sent by Scholastic. To review information from these resources as well as from the books we read previously I asked students to share pieces of information with several different partners.

Once I knew students had a solid grasp of different facts we moved to recording our knowledge. To do so we tried the new WeWrite+ for the first time. Of the 11 pairs working on this, 9 met with success. Two groups were having some formatting difficulties so I asked them to switch to WeMap. This way all students were able to work on their iPads independently (no wasted time while a partner typed and they merely watched) while at the same time sharing and discussing.

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