Interrupting is a true problem in a primary classroom. Students need practice deciding when is it ok to interrupt the teacher? When is my problem a problem I can solve? How can I solve my problem?
This activity is made to have students working together in small groups. They are to sort the scenario cards into two piles. You decide which are ok in your room. I have included 48 scenarios.
Is it ok or not ok to interrupt.
I have included letters to add to an anchor chart for:
Interrupt? Yes No
Ok to Interrupt
Not ok to Interrupt
Students will then decide how to problem solve the ones that are NOT ok to interrupt. I will have my students come up with two ways in case their first idea isn't available.
There are three templates
One is to draw the problem
draw two ways to solve it
Primary Writing lines with no picture box
Upper Writing lines with no picture box
I use the book Interrupting Chicken with this activity.
I will keep the anchor chart up and remind students to use it.
I have included stop signs that say Be a Problem Solver, Solve Your Problem, Ask 3 Before Me, and Ask a Friend. I will display them at my guided reading table as a visual reminder.