Introduction to Graphite

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 makes 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.



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Cheralynn Johnston

Having the ability to flip the room so my students are leading their own learning has given me more freedom to help students one on one. I started off by making video demonstrations and since have been wrapping my lessons up in a HyperDoc. I wouldn't say my room has been completely flipped, but it is definitely blended learning. I love teaching and I am thrilled that I can share my lessons with you.

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