Monday, May 13, 2013

How SOLE works in my class:

We discuss things that are of interest to the students. They develop their questions based on these interests. Some days we select one question for all to research and other days we select 7 questions , one for every 4 students.

Once the questions are selected, the students whose question is selected becomes the leader of the group. The other students decide which question they like and form groups of 4, joining the leader. They then have 30 minutes to research their question.

After the 30 minutes are up the students will present their information to the rest of the class. Sometimes they present as a group and at other times I choose one person from the group to present. This way they have to all be knowledgeable about the topic.

There are times when the presentation is developed in a different format. Slideshows, posters and illustrated diagrams are some ways it has been done.