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RE: Scripted Lessons
Posted:
Oct 28, 1995 10:58 AM


Ron Wrote: snipped >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. snipped
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!
Eileen
# # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Eileen Abrahamson "All our knowledge has its origins Fourth Grade Teachers in our perceptions." Edw. Neill Elemetary Leonardo da Vinci Burnsville, MN EMail:0191enel@informns.k12.mn.us



