No Series: Share-Outs: Critiquing & Revising Models

Share-Outs: Critiquing & Revising Models

Lesson Objective: Provide opportunities for students to share and learn from each other
Grades K-2 / Science / Modeling


Enjoy your first video for free. Subscribe for unlimited access.

Have questions about subscribing? Click Here to learn more.

Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. How does this strategy engage students in the revision process?
  2. How are share-outs of models more than “show and tell”?
  3. How do students interact with each other’s ideas?


  • Private message to Joanne Provo

I love the discussion part!  Cant wait to use this.

Joanne Provoi

Recommended (0)
  • Private message to jessie webb
very useful
Recommended (0)
  • Private message to Jevona Anderson
Great stuff. As new teacher I would like to thanks
Recommended (0)
  • Private message to Rhonda Tunnell
I will use the discussion chart... Add-ons Ect.
Recommended (1)
  • Private message to Paulette Hunt
Great way to encourage active engagement. I will definitely use these dicussion techniques. Paulette Hunt
Recommended (1)


  • Share-Outs: Critiquing & Revising Models Transcript
    Teaching Channel

    +++ 00:00:03 +++
    Kaia Tomokiyo: Anything else that you’re seeing

    Share-Outs: Critiquing & Revising Models Transcript
    Teaching Channel

    +++ 00:00:03 +++
    Kaia Tomokiyo: Anything else that you’re seeing on Arnold’s model you can add on, maybe you have a new idea about something that you see.
    Child: I see hot in it.

    +++ 00:00:11 +++
    Kaia Tomokiyo: I think it’s important to look at other students’ work and have them critique their own work and their peers’ work, because it really lets them see that there’re other ways of thinking. It’s another way of having them listen to each other.
    Critiquing and Revising Models:
    Structuring Whole-class Share-outs
    Lower third:
    Jessica Thompson
    Professor - Science Education
    University of Washington

    +++ 00:00:28 +++
    Jessica Thompson: It’s a really-- a fabulous way for kids to express their ideas and to focus on how ideas are revised, which revision is an important part of science. And so engaging kids in the revision process and thinking about “How do I change my ideas?” and how “do I represent that in writing, in drawing, what I can see and what I can’t see?” These are important skills for kids to have.
    Inquiry Question #1
    How can we make share-outs of models more than “show and tell”?
    Lower third:
    Michelle Salgado
    Instructional Coach / PhD Student
    University of Washington

    +++ 00:00:55 +++
    Michelle Salgado: Sequencing how you share out student work is important, too. It’s not always about showing the ones that have-- are the most creative or the mo-- you know, drawn the best. It’s also about, well, who really moved their thinking? And then students, you know, over time, are seeing these different models; different students are being represented. It’s not just the students that come in with all this background knowledge. It’s-- you know, we can move our learning together over time.
    Lower third:
    Second Grade: Zoom Out Boxes

    +++ 00:01:18 +++
    Fallon King: You guys did such an amazing job on your models. I want you to think to yourself, did you add a zoom out box? Give me a thumbs up if you added a zoom-out box?
    Fallon King: We looked for students that incorporated that zoom-out box that we did in the beginning of the lesson and used it in different ways.

    +++ 00:01:36 +++
    Fallon King: I see you added a zoom-out box right here. Can you tell us about why you did that?
    Child: Like, everyone knows-- like to get a closer look.
    Fallon King: To get a closer look, something that’s going on that we know is happening, but we can’t see with our eyes.
    Lower third:
    Fallon King
    1st/2nd Grade Teacher
    Cedarhurst Elementary, Burrien WA

    +++ 00:01:51 +++
    Fallon King: There were some kids that used it in the literal way of the way that we did in the lesson and they zoomed out on the leaf and they put the things in there that the leaf needed for energy, but then they’re-- but then they took it a step further.
    Fallon King: Can you talk about why you did two zoom-out boxes and why they’re important?

    +++ 00:02:07 +++
    Child: The leaf helps the tree grow.
    Fallon King: Mm-hm.
    Child: And the apple help the tree, too.
    Fallon King: How does the apple help the tree?
    Child: By seed.
    Fallon King: Did you put seeds in there?
    Fallon King: Look at that animal right there. Can you talk about what’s happening inside this animal right here?
    Child: Inside of there is the poop and it-- and then the animal poops it down and then a bee pollinates that and that and then a new apple tree grows.

    +++ 00:02:39 +++
    Fallon King: Do you see his smart thinking? So, he’s showing how it happens over time and he’s using that-- he’s using those arrows to show that it’s happening over time.
    Inquiry Question #2
    How can we help students interact with each other’s ideas?
    Lower third:
    Kindergarten: Water Cycle Models

    +++ 00:02:49 +++
    Kaia Tomokiyo: So I saw lots of great modeling today and lots of different ways that you guys were showing your ideas. So one thing that I was looking at on some of your pictures was that you were showing that sometimes things come down and then other times things go up. And so I wanted to show you a couple models that I saw that had different ideas about things coming down and things going up.
    Lower third:
    Kaia Tomokiyo
    Kindergarten Teacher
    Southern Heights Elementary, Seattle, WA

    +++ 00:03:10 +++
    Kaia Tomokiyo: I think it's important to look at other student’s work and have them critique their own work and their peers’ work, because it really lets them see that there are other ways of thinking. During our discussions we use a discussion stoplight and the discussion stoplight is a way for teachers and students to give words to how we’re expressing our ideas. And so students can add on to another student’s idea. Students can have a new idea and students can also repeat another student’s idea.
    +++ 00:03:40 +++
    For me, in my classroom, it kind of gives me language to use-- common language with my students that it’s okay to repeat someone else’s idea if you think the same thing and it’s okay to have a new idea and it’s okay to add on to someone else’s idea.

    +++ 00:03:54 +++
    Kaia Tomokiyo: So what are you noticing about the arrows in Faith’s picture here? Okay, raise your hand if you’ve got an idea. Arnold, what are you noticing about her picture?
    Arnold: Rain.
    Kaia Tomokiyo: Okay, so what direction does the rain go?
    Arnold: Down.

    +++ 00:04:07 +++
    Kaia Tomokiyo: Okay, so she’s showing rain by going down. Okay, does anyone want to add on to that idea? Let’s see. Aidan, do you want to add on to the idea that there’s some rain going down? What else do you see?
    Aidan: I also see rain going up.
    Kaia Tomokiyo: Oh, so something’s going up. So that’s kind of a new idea. So we’ve got rain coming down and she’s showing rain is going up.
    Child: I was gonna say that.

    +++ 00:04:29 +++
    Kaia Tomokiyo: Oh, you were thinking that, too? Okay. So, Carter, what are you noticing?
    Carter: Uh..
    Kaia Tomokiyo: You can have the same idea, you can have a new idea.
    Carter: I have the same idea.
    Kaia Tomokiyo: You have the same idea. So what are you noticing that’s the same?

    +++ 00:04:42 +++
    Carter: The rain is going up.
    Kaia Tomokiyo: There’s rain going up. That’s interesting to me.

    +++ 00:04:46 +++
    Michelle Salgado: We’re supporting student thinking over time. We’re allowing student knowledge to play a piece. We’re allowing them to learn new information and learn from each other. It’s this collective learning piece I think that’s really ambitious and important and it’s supporting that student thinking.
    Teaching Channel

School Details

Cedarhurst Elementary School
611 South 132nd St
Burien WA 98168
Population: 615

Data Provided By:



Fallon King
Michelle Salgado
Kaia Tomokiyo


TCH Special
59 MIN

Webinar / Assessment / Engagement

TCH Special
48 MIN

Webinar / Framework / Professional Learning

TCH Special
57 MIN

Webinar / Differentiation / Back to School