Fishbowl Seminars for 100% Accountability

Fishbowl Seminars for 100% Accountability
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Are you tired of having a class discussion dominated by 3 or 4 students? Are you tired of the rest of the class hiding behind those students who enjoy expressing their opinions? Are you tired of trying to grade something as fleeting and often subjective as a class discussion? Are you tired of groupwork in which only one student does the work and only one student learns the material?Here are instructions for holding fishbowl seminars that define specific tasks for every student in the classroom and require note-taking for a purpose to ensure that you have something to grade. Not only does the document include specific step-by-step instructions for creating this type of activity, but it also provides graphic organizers for many of the roles to which students are assigned. Although fishbowl seminars have been around for a long time and although I have tried them often in the past, it wasn't until I created this particular version of the activity that I felt like I had finally gotten it right. While no system can ensure 100% participation from your students, this system will at least provide a structure of accountability that will help you to grade objectively and specifically while providing appropriate feedback about Common Core requirements such as using specific and detailed evidence and evaluating peers. This activity also includes a modification in which it can be used for teaching rhetorical analysis in an AP Language and Composition course.
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3 hours
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