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Sample Lessons Using This Model


1. Kari Kerrigan - Teen Living Skills-Communication


2. Adrienne Spaeth - Family Relations


3. Kathryn Young - How Music Tells a Story


To find out more about using other types of models for planning you may wish to visit the following links:

Creating Holistic Lessons  Other Holistic Plans Other Hunter Plans Other MI Plans

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The Graffiti Model  

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General steps to the graffiti model -- Samples  above

Graffiti is a cooperative learning structure in which students are asked to give written responses to the questions posed by the teacher. Graffiti is an excellent way to check for understanding, to evaluate instruction, or to do an informal pre-assessment.

Step I - Prepare Graffiti Questions and divide students into study groups - teacher prepares a limited number of review questions (say 4-5)  [this can also be done by a committee of students]

Step II - Distribute Materials - each student use colored markers, this way they can trace their responses.

Step III - Answer Questions - at the end of a timed interval questions are exchanged and this continues until each team has had an opportunity to answer all the questions.

Step IV - Exchange Questions - teams exchange question responses and this processes continues until all teams have read all responses.

Step V - Return to Original Question - teams get their original response sheets and review all the answers on their review sheet, they arrange their answers into categories and arrive at generalizations and additions based on others' responses.

Step IV - Share Information - groups then share material with the whole class.

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