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Kris Haagenson

What'd You Learn? Explain Your Thinking

Grades: 3rd Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Subjects: Writing, Math, Literacy

Student Instructions

Explaining your learning helps you learn better AND remember what you learn! As you explain, you might realize you know some parts really well. Or you might realize that there’s more you need to learn - and that’s ok. The more you explain, the more you’ll know and remember. 1. add Click Add Response. 2. photo Take a photo of your learning. 3. mic Use the mic to explain your thinking. 4. check Click the green check to add to your journal.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Explanations encourage students to discover underlying concepts (vs. procedures) and make connections. This routine teaches student to think beyond what they learned by asking them to explain how and why. How to use this activity: - Page 1: If desired, change the question for students to answer, such as How did you solve the problem? What strategy did you use? How do you know you’re right? What was challenging and how did you overcome it? Will your strategy always work and how do you know? - Duplicate the page to add more reflection questions. On the page preview bar on the right, click the three dots on the page > Duplicate. Standard(s): Varies by subject.