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Explain, Frame, Reframe, Rehearse when doing Call and Respond
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💡 A tip to try in class this week 💡
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:
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
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
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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