You may know, I've been moved to a 3rd grade gifted and talented classroom. I wasn't so sure about it at first, but I have to say I am loving it!
I love the discussions we have and using a fishbowl really gets the kids talking about the text or other issues. It is so beneficial because I am there listening and taking notes to check for understanding and deeper thinking. It has also helped the kids run their own book clubs because they are used to having discussions.
I was just drawing a circle and dividing it up, but I invariably ended up with too few or too many sections. These pages help with that situation. I have included pages with
8 sections, 10 sections, and 12 sections. There is also a place for the title of the text, the question being discussed, and an information page of how I run fishbowls in my room.
Hope this helps keep you organize with your students!
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