|Grade 8 Benchmark Resources|
This structure requires students to coach each other as needed. Coach: Tip, Tip, Teach, Try again! Let me encourage you to use a coaching chart with these activities to strengthen the math vocabulary that is used during coaching. Perhaps let your students work with a classmate or two and then freeze the class to discuss a list of coaching tips. Review things they may say and things they may do while working collaboratively. For example, on the number and operations coaching chart you could list "Did you find the prime factorization?" or "GCF shows COMMON parts." under the say column. And then list these examples under the do column: "Draw a Venn diagram of prime factors." or "Make eye contact." or "Nod your head."
You may choose to accompany each Find Someone Who activity with a coordinating sample open response question. Details are not included in this post because everything I know about setting kids up for success with open response questions was learned from Rhonda Kobylinski. Without a doubt, she is your resident expert.
Happy testing to YOU!