In today's lesson we had our first group of discussions. Before we started our discussions, we went through the steps for leading a discussion. Please bring this worksheet to every class, especially if you are a discussion leader.
Today, there were 7 students who did not come to class. If you are not a discussion leader, and you miss class without a good reason, you will lose points from your own discussion. Please attend class so that there are enough group members for discussions.
1. Discussion Preparation
2. Blog Post #3
Blog Question #3:
FOR GROUP MEMBERS:
Give yourself a score out of ten for your participation in today's group discussions. Why do you think you deserve this score? Give reasons and/or examples to support your answer.
In today's class, I would give myself a score of 8/10 for my participation. First of all, I asked my group leader when I didn't understand vocabulary. For example, I asked the group leader to tell me the meaning of "gun control" and "amendment." Second, I gave examples about Japan's gun control in the discussion. However, I didn't always make eye contact with all my group members, so this is something I need to improve next week.
FOR GROUP LEADERS:
Give yourself a score out of ten for your performance as a group leader. Why do you think you deserve this score? Give reasons and/or examples to support your answer.
In today's class, I was the group leader. I would give myself a score of 8.5/10 for my performance. First of all, I checked my group's understanding about 4 times during my summary. Also, I encouraged all my group members to participate. I asked them directly for their opinions and asked them to make comments the opinions of other group members. However, I forgot to do a pronunciation practice for my vocabulary, so I need to do this for my next discussion.