The group I assigned the Q&A to was comprised of 11 year 7/8 students instructionally reading between 11 and 11.5 years of age. They immediately took off and after reading the article through, they had so many questions written for each other in such a short period of time. They will be working through the questions assigned to them during class tomorrow and then we will be spending some time discussing their understanding of the article together.
|Here is a screenshot of the article and the students' Q&A Commenting.|
Please note that it is not shown in entirety to enable surnames to be hidden from view.
One of the things I would consider doing in the future is breaking the group up into smaller groups of students for the Q&A. It seemed that it was getting very crowded in the comment threads and some questions/answers were getting hard to see without resolving the comments.