# #34 Use Explain, Frame, Reframe, Rehearse when doing Call and Respond

### This four poiunt process is great when checking for listening

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If there was an award for the Means of Participation of the Year (and there really should be), then my vote would be for Call and Respond. I have gone from never dreaming of using it a few years ago, to using it all the time when checking students are listening.

Call and Respond is when the teacher says the first part of a statement, and then the students all respond with the final part at the same time. It is also known as Choral Response.

A framework I really like when using Call and Respond is: *Explain, Frame, Reframe, Rehearse*. Let’s look at what that looks like for three different scenarios:

**Definitions**

Explain:

*Discrete data is countable*Frame:

*Discrete data is…*Reframe:

*What type of data is countable?…*Rehearse:

*Turn to your partner. The person nearest the door goes first. Each says the full sentence*

**Explanations**

Explain:

*To solve a quadratic equation we first set it equal to zero*Frame:

*To solve a quadratic equation we first…*Reframe:

*What type of equations do we set equal to zero to solve?…*Rehearse:

*Turn to your partner. The person nearest the door goes first. Each says the full first step*

**Instructions**

Explain:

*First write your working on one side, second write the answer on the other side, third hover your boards face down under your chin*Frame:

*First write your working on…, second write the answer on…, third hover your boards…*Reframe:

*First…, second,… third,…*Rehearse:

*Turn to your partner. The person nearest the door goes first. Each says the three steps of the instructions in the correct order*

This is quick, fun, and gives you valuable data that your students are listening!

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