The Content Focus Wall board will have categories for students to fill in their sheet each day when they walk in. What makes this interactive is that the students will keep it on hand throughout the class time and look for the answers for the Content Focus Wall. You can set this board up for each content you teach!
It will have the vocabulary word(s) to look for and define in today’s lesson.
It will have the essential question for the day and students will use what they learned in class to answer the question.
It will have a blank diagram/ anchor chart from the day’s lesson that students will copy and fill in the words or missing parts when they learn it in the lesson that day.
Students will turn in their sheet at the end of each class as an exit slip!
Great way to keep the students engaged and monitor their understanding!
A student handout is provided.
You can always select to print two per page if you want the handouts to be smaller.
What to do:
Each day give the students one word to define, one question to answer, and one blank diagram to fill in the blanks. They will be looking throughout the lesson to complete their Content Focus Wall Form!
On the form, give them a space to answer or complete each category. The form I created also has a place for reflection at the bottom.
At the end of each class, they will turn in their
Content Focus Wall Form as they walk out the door. You now have exit slips that make the whole class time interactive and reflective!
→What word(s) do you pick? I choose something that is important enough to go on my word wall, but new enough that they will need to listen for a good definition.
→ How do you write an essential question? It is a question form of your "I can" statement for the lesson. Use the standard you are teaching in that lesson to help you.
→ What diagrams should I use? Anything! If you don't have a good moon phases or life cycle diagram in the lesson, make it a graphic organizer or anchor chart that would help them learn and retain the information.
Incorporate this freebie into your classroom next year to add engagement and focus!
This makes a great study tool and formative assessment.
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