Learning Styles Directions
1. Read about each of the learning styles: puppy, beach ball,
clipboard, and microscope on the posters near the learning styles
2. Decide which learning style description best fits you. You may
belong in all the categories, but you are looking for the “best fit.”
3. Put your name on a post-it note and put it in the row next to the
learning style you are most like.
1. Consider the writing prompt in the center of the board. Think
about any connection you have to this prompt.
2. The connection could be something you’ve read about in another
person’s life, something in your own life, or something in the life
of someone you know.
3. With one of the appropriate marking pens, write about the
connection on the board.
4. When reading the responses of others you can write a response to
their response and start a dialogue.
5. The only rule is that you can communicate at this station only
through “written dialogue.”
Protocol for Looking at Student Work
1. Each person gets one copy of the student work
2. Select a leader who asks the questions and monitors the participants responding to the
question. Select a scribe who will record the participants’ responses.
3. The first question is asked, “What do you see?”
4. Each participant responds with one thing they see. The responses are not judgmental
or evaluative. Example: “I see good writing.” is a judgment. Something like I see
cursive writing or print writing would be more appropriate.
5. The activity continues until participants have exhausted things they see and the leader
asks the next question
6. Continue until all questions have been asked and responses given.
7. Compare the list generated with another list generated at another time.
Genre Interest Inventory
Put your name on three post-it notes and place each one next to a genre that you enjoy
1. Historical fiction
2. Science fiction
3. Realistic fiction
11. Informational Text
12. Tall tales