Introducing graphite has been a blast! It is so much fun when you are in your groove delivering a lesson and look around to a totally engaged classroom. I often have my students repeat the vocabulary definition as a call back response. Hearing the entire group say the definition in unison makes me smile immediately.
I created a Google Draw so they could interact with the handout before they shaded it. I used this for the “explain” section of the HyperDoc. It make walking around and checking for understanding easy.
In this lesson I use Kahoot to review the vocabulary words I introduced the day before. It is a free app and simple to set up. It is such an amazing way to review vocabulary! They love it and wanted to do the same quiz a second time for more practice. If you haven’t used it I highly recommend it! I will definitely be using it more often.
I hope this lesson is as much fun for you to deliver as it was for me. We are going to be drawing a “Paper Twist” next, I can’t wait!
Link to web-based lesson: Introduction to Graphite
Link to Google Slide Show you can edit: Introduction to Graphite
Link to Value Scale Handout
Link to Value Matching Handout
*I did not create the Value Matching Handout. I found it on the web 17 years ago and I wish I had the source to give them credit, but I don’t.