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Learning Challenge Lessons, Primary

Learning Challenge Lessons, Primary
20 Lessons to Guide Young Learners Through the Learning Pit

First Edition

With Mark Bollom, Joanne Nugent and Lorna Pringle

July 2018 | 256 pages | Corwin
The Learning Challenge Lessons have been created to accompany The Learning Challenge and provide teachers with everything they need to run thoughtful, dialogue-driven Challenges.

The Learning Challenge Lessons, Primary, book includes 20 developmentally-appropriate lesson plans that will help young learners:
• Learn new vocabulary in the context of dialogue
• Challenge themselves to think through complex concepts
• Encourage their natural curiosity and seek answers to questions they pose themselves

List of Figures
About the Authors
The Language of Learning
Part I: Setting the Scene
Chapter 1: Preparing to Use the Lesson Ideas
1.0 Introduction

1.1 The Learning Challenge

1.2 Learning Intentions

1.3 High-Quality Dialogue

1.4 Exploratory Talk

1.5 Underpinning Values

Chapter 2: The Lesson Activities
2.0 Overview

2.1 Mystery

2.2 Ranking

2.3 Sorting and Classifying with Venn Diagrams

2.4 Opinion Lines

2.5 Opinion Corners

2.6 Fortune Lines

2.7 Living Graphs

2.8 Concept Lines

2.9 Odd One Out

2.10 Concept Targets

2.11 Collective Memory

2.12 Concept Corners

2.13 Thought Maps

2.14 Concept Graphs

Part II: The Lesson Ideas
Lesson 1: A visit to Grandma’s
Lesson 2: Why Explore?
Lesson 3: Who Was Responsible for Sam Ending Up in the Hospital?
Lesson 4: Should you say sorry?
Lesson 5: Does Jake need a shared language at school?
Lesson 6: Good thinking
Lesson 7: Got the time?
Lesson 8: If Ricudo lost his home, would this be the worst thing that is happening in the Amazon Rainforest?
Lesson 9: What Is Rubbish?
Lesson 10: Should Ms. Smith Raise Money to Plant Trees Within the School Grounds?
Lesson 11: Should Theon post that?
Lesson 12: Was Willy Wonka fair?
Lesson 13: What is colour?
Lesson 14: What is cost?
Lesson 15: What is the best sport?
Lesson 16: What is treasure?
Lesson 17: Who is the greatest?
Lesson 18: Is it better to work as a team?
Lesson 19: Does Fame Make You More Important?
Lesson 20: Was Harry Potter the hero of Hogwarts?
Index of Concepts
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