Kids and their families listened to Talking Walls stories , created their own fabulous Talking Wall of China and talked together to find and ask questions about details in the original illustrations.
Many thanks to King Middle School teacher Kirsten Mc Williams for co-leading the two part afternoon teachers workshop with me. We introduced the 3 question VTS protocol and demonstrated how this very flexible and fun strategy can be implemented across the curriculum via listening, speaking, reading and writing. Teachers shared how VTS was a big hit with their preschool , elementary and high school students.
I am looking forward to sharing VTS strategies in Hallowell and China,Maine in late May and in NYC at an Author’s Roundtable in NYC in June!
From Good Reads:
Important and well executed, pair this with the curriculum classic TALKING WALLS (Tilbury House) and you’ve got a whole lesson plan laid out before you. Recommended as a picture book biography and for anyone interested in art, design and memory…..