- Call and response: When the teacher asks a question and the whole class calls out the answer in unison.
- Three goals of call and response:
2. High energy and fun
3. Behavior reinforcement
5 types of call and response from least to greatest:
- Repeat: students repeat what the teacher says or complete a familiar phrase. This can be both for behavioral or academic info.
- Report: Once a problem has been completed on their own students will report their answers back.
- Reinforce: the teacher reinforces the answer by asking the class to repeat an answer.
- Review: This asks students to review the information from earlier in the lesson.
- Solve: The teacher asks students a question and then has them call out the answer together.
- Make sure all your students participate. Have a specific signal so that students know when to respond. students need to know who the question is addressing:
- Rhetorical, directed to a single child, a volunteer, full class call and response.
- count based ex: one, two...
- Group prompt ex: class!
- Non verbal gesture ex: looping motion with the finger.
- Shift in tone or volume ex: increasing the volume on the last few words to imply a question.
- specialized ex: teacher: Why are we here? students: To learn! To achieve!
- It can allow freeloading
- Hard to provide effective checking for understanding
- It reinforces behavior culture in your classroom only if it's crisp
Now that you have had a chance to review the section on Call and Response its time to post a reflection. Can you recall a time when a teacher used Call and Response with your class? Was it helpful? Please write about your experience.