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Math: Instructional Transitions from Anchor Task to Direct Instruction

During the transition from anchor tasks to direct instruction the teacher begins to synthesize the learning from the task while honoring various strategies that students utilize while solving.  The teacher then begins connecting the anchor task to the new learning that will occur during direct instruction.

The intention of the videos below is to provide examples of how instruction can look at various levels.  Teachers are encouraged to adapt strategies seen in the videos to fit the needs of their own classroom.

 

11th Grade Example

  • What does the teacher say and do to seamlessly transition from collaborative groups into whole class instruction?
  • How does the teacher honor various strategies that the students chose while working through the anchor task?
     
 

3rd Grade Example

  • What does the teacher say and do to seamlessly transition from collaborative groups into whole class instruction?
  • How does the teacher honor various strategies that the students chose while working through the anchor task?


 

 

6th Grade Example

  • What does the teacher say and do to seamlessly transition from collaborative groups into whole class instruction?
  • How does the teacher honor various strategies that the students chose while working through the anchor task?