Saturday, November 14, 2015

Color, Symbol, Image

The push at our school this year is making student thinking visible.  It is important that students show their thinking and it is up to teachers to create opportunities for students to share their thinking. A wonderful strategy to help students show their thinking is Color, Symbol, Image or CSI. The most important thing is to practice it a lot so that it becomes routine and student's thinking deepens.

You can use CSI across the curriculum and content areas. In this example students used the last chapter of Stone Fox. I modeled first, and then had students talk with their reading partner before starting.

You can grab this freebie at my TPT store here. There are three different versions depending of the scaffolding needed.

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