BOUNCE CARDS

Posted by Linda Knight on 9/27/2013

TPT 9/27/13
Bounce Cards
 
This is similar to the “Chaining” that I shared last week.
 
Bounce cards facilitate discussion between students. They provide sentence starters for students who don’t normally speak up.
 
1. Model a conversation with a student for the class to observe. Practice this before the lesson so the student knows what to do.
 
2. Model a “wrong” conversation as well—short one word responses and finishes quickly
 
3. Discuss three approaches to responding to peers’ comments
            Bounce—Take what your classmate said and bounce an idea off of it. Start your sentence with:
            That reminds me of…
            I agree, because…
            True. Another example is…
            That’s a great point…
 
            Sum it up—Students rephrase what peers say and comment on a part. Start your sentence with:
            I hear you saying that…
            So, if I understand you correctly…
I like how you said…
 
Inquire—Students ask a question regarding what the peer says. Start your sentence with:
            Can you tell me more about…?
            I’m not sure I understand…
            I see your point, but what about…?
            Have you thought about…?
 
4. Give the kids a “Bounce” card (see below) to keep in their desks or TPT folders. Allow students to practice, using prepared topics or prompts.