There have been a lot of questions and conversations around Card Talk in recent days. I start the year with Card Talk with my fourth graders and, when I taught third grade, I did it with them, too (though different topics). I thought I'd do a series of video posts about how I structure it, what my goals are, what happens with input and output, and what "stretching" activities I do. ("Stretching activities"... Is that a real expression? If it isn't, I think it should be. I have a tendency to make phrases up, or rename something that already has an established term!)
Anyway, I just wanted to give y'all a heads up and a teaser for what's to come. (PLUS, if I put it out in the Interwebs, I HAVE to do it, right?!) I plan on recording my first video this weekend to set the stage.
In the meantime, check out this video from two years ago, the first year I did my "Hungry Planet" unit (outlined in this post). It's sort of mid-unit, and short, but it will least give you a preview of things to come.
Talk to you soon!
Allison Litten, the 2019 VFLA TOY, teaches French at the Marion Cross School, a public PreK-6 school in Norwich, Vermont. This is her twenty-third year teaching, and twentieth at Marion Cross.