*Meet the common core language arts standards: speaking and listening through rich synergistic, collaborative discussions (one-to-one, in groups, and teacher-led) building on others’ ideas and practicing expressing one’s own thoughts clearly.
*Images are to invoke discussions on any grade level and follow the agreed upon rules for established discussion time. Use key vocabulary from essentials of your grade level to promote exploring ideas that can be added to and elaborated by others. Practice posing and responding to depth of knowledge questions that may be obvious through setting details or more difficult by drawing conclusions based on oral discussion. There is no limit to what could be discussed “Follow the grade level identified essentials and success will come to classrooms exploring synergistic discussion time.
*Write from picture prompts that are visually displayed from your selection from the day.
An essay on habitats or clouds, or a list of vocabulary that is extracted from digital photo.
*Always have students summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence. Expect discussions to grow as you practice analyzing the
images within your critical thinking comprehension time. The big, beautiful image will always be ready to be displayed digitally. Have FUN!