Hi TPT Friends,
Here you will find a Power Point Presentation that will keep your students on-task while you working with small groups or conferencing with students.
I turn this on when my kiddos are working on Daily 5 and I’m teaching small groups. It works like a charm!
Included is a Power point (PPT) slideshow - 79 slides
Time-on-Task Tally Sheet (color)
Time-on-Task Tally Sheet (B&W)
The first few slides of the Time-on-Task Tool (PPT) gives directions for the teacher and for the students. Here’s where you’ll lay out your expectations for the time period. As a class, decide what time-on-task will look and sound like for your students to “be green."
Once your kiddos are clear on the expected behaviors, give each one of your kiddos a Time-on-Task tally sheet and launch the PPT show on slide # 11. The slide show will advance automatically for about 60 minutes (depending on the speed of your computer.) It will check in on your students about every two minutes.
Each time the kids hear the time-on-task sound, they ask themselves, “Was I on-task?” They respond by tallying on their time-on-task tally sheet.
Red - off-task
Yellow - A little off-task
Green - On-task
You’ll see the students who were straying off task, pull back to task without your help.
At the end of the work period, the kids take a moment to reflect on their time-on-task. This can be done as a whole class, with a partner, or independently.
Note: Even though the students may not be entirely honest each time they write a tally, I found that using this tool, keeps my kiddos quieter and more focused than without it.