I See My Turn

  • Situation

    So many times I have to deal with calling out behavior or tears because I did not call on a particular student. How can I decrease this behavior? I can’t call on everyone all the time.

  • Summary

    Utilize a concrete object or visual when choosing students to answer questions. There are many ways to show students that their name and consequently their turn is coming. The process section provides a number of visual methods that can be used to show turn taking.

  • Definition

    I See My Turn refers to a visual strategy for getting a turn to be called upon by the teacher.

  • Quick Facts

    • Child's Age: 3-5, 6-10
    • Planning Effort: Low
    • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Pre-requisites

    make necessary materials

  • Process

    1. Put names on Popsicle sticks and place them in a can. Pull one at a time and call on the student. Place the ‘used’ stick in another container.

    2. Have a student name appear on the Smart Board. Once called upon click to the next name.

    3. Place all student names on the board in a vertical format. As a student is called upon erase or check the name.

    4. Use a laminated list of names to use multiple times. Again, check off the name when the student receives a turn. At the end of the day erase then begin anew.

    5. Give every student a laminated circle – red on one side, green on the other. Have all students begin the day with the green side up. Once called upon the student flips it over. When all the circles are red tell the students to flip them again.

  • Documents and Related Resources

    Coloring Castle Shapes Pages



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