What Is The Rules For Talking During Transitions?

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The students were passing in the fluency sprint when I entered the class. Students were asked to take out the place value chart and a marker.

Teacher passed out a Kleenex to erase. (Students talked while this transition was taking place.) Teacher reminded students that the voice level in class should be 0. Students continued to talk.

Dexter and Brandon were called from class. They missed the introduction and practice for the skill taught today. (I do, We do)

Teacher moved to the anticipatory set part of the lesson where she stated what they had done the previous day connecting it to the day’s lesson.

The teacher then wrote a problem on the board and called on a student to answer. Some other students began to talk. Teacher said, “You don’t have to talk out. You need
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Teacher handed out signs to use with a partner. (< , >, =) Students talked while teacher was passing out signs. (Transitions need to be quick and quiet. Pre-dividing the items that need to be passed out and having student helpers assigned to give them out saves time. The teacher and students also need to follow class rules for talking during transitions.)

Teacher explained how the groups would work together using the place value chart and the signs to solve problems. Some students did not understand the expectation, so the teacher showed an example. (Do you think they may have needed more than one example problem?)

Teacher rotated around class while the students were working. One group answered in a different way then what was shown, and you said it was fine for all to answer this way. You did not explain this in great detail; so many students became confused and left out steps. Some students did not draw the disk on the place value chart before showing which number was the greatest.
Teacher then corrected students and redirected them to draw the disk on the chart. Some students did not follow these

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