Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

10.10.13 The Paradox of Structure as Demonstrated by Sam DeLuke and Meghan Hurley

Wish everyone could have seen Sam DeLuke and Meghan Hurley’s second grade classroom at Uncommon’s Troy Prep yesterday.  Sam was in one corner reading a chapter book with four kids who were discussing rigorously and citing evidence. They used Habits of Discussion to talk to each other in mature ways about the text.  “I think you…