Feeling stuck with finding consistent wording with your students during Math Workshop? Use this quick use guide to help you out! Laminate and cut out the cards, and put them together on a ring. Voila! A framework for your guided math language!
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I'm thinking of the classic MSV reading strategy prompts based on cueing systems that seem to be working as Math prompts as well: Does it make sense (M), sound right (S-structure/grammar), and look right (V-visual). I'd never thought of those prompts applying to Math before - I guess for something like patterning it would need to look right. But "sound right" still is elusive to me. I'm thinking either too concretely - that if a kid knew he was wrong, he'd fix it or you shouldn't fix/prompt him specifically except to remind him to check his work. I'd ask "Why" was the kid stuck and see what he said. I like the "what else" type of prompting more. But, I'm moving from Reading Recovery back to the classroom and this is a shift for me.