In the previous cycle students of grade four learned a new visible thinking routine CSI – Ã¢â‚¬ËœColour. Symbol. ImageÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.
What kind of thinking does this routine encourage? This routine asks students to identify and distil the essence of ideas from reading, watching or listening in non-verbal ways by using a color, symbol, or image to represent the ideas. It can also be used as a reflection on previous events or learning. The synthesis happens as students select a color, symbol, and image to represent three important ideas. This routine also facilitates the discussion of a text or event as students share their colours, symbols, and images.
Learning engagement:- To give a clear contextualÃ‚Â understanding of this routine the previous yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reader Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe magic faraway treeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ was taken up. Students along with teacher identified a colour, symbol and image which represent the main idea of the book . Once they were clear with the routine they independently applied this thinking routine on our current reader Ã¢â‚¬ËœCharlotteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s webÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.
It was delightful to see the enthusiasm each studentÃ‚Â displayed while doing this exercise. They came up with wonderful representation of the reader with a justification of the chosen colour, symbol and image. For example- For colour,some of the students chose brown colour as the main character Wilbur (pig) likes to stay in mud; for theÃ‚Â symbol they came up with different symbols showing Ã¢â‚¬ËœfriendshipÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and Ã¢â‚¬ËœDonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t kill animalsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ as that is the main theme of the story. And for the image they drew the main characters/setting of the story.
GlimpsesÃ‚Â of the session.