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Topic: RE: Scripted Lessons
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Eileen Abrahamson

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Registered: 12/6/04
RE: Scripted Lessons
Posted: Oct 28, 1995 10:58 AM
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Ron Wrote:
>Using scripts is an excellent way to model good questioning techniques.
>To show how students of all abilities can be engaged in the class
>discourse. To share the kinds of responses real students gave in
>experimental classes with real teachers. And to show the general
>direction a lesson should take, the content that should be covered, and
>so forth.


Very definitely, scripts are beneficial used in this way. Both the "Math
Their Way" and "Math a Way of Thinking" programs (both high quality,
problem solving based) use scripting to demonstrate how the lesson played
out, and how asking a question in a certain way geti a more thoughtful
response from students.

I find the scripts very helpful, but do not parrot them, because my
students may or may not answer the questions the same way. It would sound
like I was not listening to the students if I conintued a line of
questioning that did not take into account the students answers. I do,
however, look over the script to remind myself of the salient concepts
that I am striving for, and the questions which may get me there.

Its not the scripts that are bad, it is how you use them!


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Eileen Abrahamson "All our knowledge has its origins
Fourth Grade Teachers in our perceptions."
Edw. Neill Elemetary Leonardo da Vinci
Burnsville, MN

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