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Do you use Whole Brain Teaching in your classroom?  This is my first real attempt at it.  I must say, that I have been absolutely amazed at the progress my students are showing.  I am using WBT strategies in writing.  I am starting slowly and will progress as my students and I grow in this process.

During the second week of school, I asked my students to write a paragraph about where they like to go.  Here are a few examples of what they gave me:



I like going to the store because I can get toys and I can play with them when I get hot and I get candy at the store  and I get coke


I like to go home
I like to zoo.
I like to dog.


I like going to art.
I like drawing.
I like painting.



Yesterday, we wrote a paragraph about our favorite movie.  We discussed topic sentences and why topic sentences are so important.  I used the lesson from the book Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids.  I really liked how the lesson was outlined.  Here's the writing my kids produced.



My favorite movie is frozen because it is sad and they sing.  Ana freezes her head and she shuts the gates.  Elsa sings when the gates open.  She is happy.


My favorite movie is Mulan because she brings honor to her family and she helps her father.  She goes to war.  She dresses like a man.


My favorite movie is How to Build a Better Boy because he is a robot and he plays football.  He is a robot because a girl made him in a lab on a computer.  He plays football because he wants to.



I know what you're thinking.  I did NOT coach or correct anything.  Amazing, right?!  I can't wait to see where we are in May!  It's going to be a great year!!

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2 comments

  1. Wow! That is amazing! I am not familiar with Whole Brain Teaching, but it will definitely be something I research to learn more about. It seems like a great teaching technique, and the students seemed to improve a lot.

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  2. Wow! That is amazing! Whole Brain Teaching is not something I am familiar with, but it will definitely be something I research to learn more about. It seems like a great teaching technique, and the students seemed to improve a lot.

    ReplyDelete

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