I had to rehearse for having a sub tomorrow. I taught the kids how to get and put away the mini white boards (one to a group), the markers and the erasers.
They divided the white board into the same number of squares as people in their group. Each one is to tell one square.
To meet the standard at this point, they must:
say one sentence for every year of Russian they’ve had
use the required vocabulary (though it doesn’t matter who uses it in the group–not really grade-able)
Things not to do: make notes, write words on the board, use English (any of these drop you to a “developing” or even beginning).
Ways to exceed the standard:
use complex sentences, add questions to your piece, add dialogue to your piece.
I ask the group I think is weakest to go first. They stand in order of the telling. They do their thing, the audience applauds, and then the next group goes up.
Then they do it all over again if there is time.
I thought I was pushing on my first years too much, but they did great! And my intermediate group was totally amazing. Blew me away.