Building a Wall of Texts and Essential Questions
Working in grade level groups, participants shared their unit's big ideas and the meaningful texts they chose and explained why they chose them. Using feedback protocols (K-H-S: Kind, Helpful and Specific) the groups work together to help one another refine their text selections.
A similar process followed to help participants develop thoughtful essential questions for their unit plans.
At the end of these activities, participants wrote their essential questions and meaningful texts on paper strips and posted them on large boards at the front of the room, making their ideas shared and visible.