Days 1, 2, & 3: State a purpose for listening to responses
Before allowing students to share, explicitly state a purpose for listening. For example, maybe students are listening for patterns – did everyone have similar answers, or differences. Students might listen for vocabulary words, the word “because”, or another criteria that can be used to tailor further instruction. Students and the teacher are in the role of listener together when student reporters are sharing ideas. The purpose for listening should be the teacher’s formative assessment purpose for asking the question. Teachers should think about why they asked the question; clarifying what they are hoping to find out about students by asking the question. The responses collected from Domino Discover are used to tailor the next instructional steps to meet student learning needs.