Panel of Experts
Writer's Craft Routine writing Planning Details Speak & Listen Point of view Presenting information Task/purpose/audience Creative Learning Improvisation
A student group engages in role play, as a panel of experts, to answer questions from their teacher and classmates. After the full-class activity, the students take record notes and impressions in a graphic organizer and convert them into a written paragraph.
Students learn to express and explore multiple points of view, and integrate point of view and voice into writing. During the full-class mini-lesson, students develop oral communication and self confidence, and practice team building, self-awareness, critical/creative problem solving, and idea generation.