During a 4th grade ELA unit, students are expected to learn and apply seven text structures. After whole class mini lessons, productive group work activities, and technology reviews, it was time for students to demonstrate their understanding. To do this, student pairs were given two structures and directed to write a script and create a video showing the structure. Students had four days to draft their writing and finalize their videos. On the fifth day, we held a gallery walk, where students walked around the room and viewed different videos. Students walked around with a pack of PostIts, and left constructive feedback and questions for each video. This activity lasted fifteen minutes, and served as a review of the structures, and provided students with feedback. By having students walk around, it kept them engaged as they interacted with the content. Students enjoyed being able to move around rather than sitting in their desks as groups went to the front one at a time.
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