We are spending time digging into books to find evidence for our answers for questions. I made these anchor sticks for the crew to hold as they look for answers in books. I’m so impressed with their hard work. We are learning how to meet in groups called “Socratic Seminars” where students have discussions & ask and answer questions about what they have read. They include text evidence for their thinking and follow the agreed upon rules for our discussion. Students do not raise their hands, but they do learn how to take turns and use academic talk such as, “I agree with you because…”, “I would like to add….”, “I think…”, etc! It is AWESOME!! I am including pictures of finding text evidence and groups chatting, but I have not taken pictures of kids in the middle of a seminar…. yet, but I will soon!