Identifying As the Summer of Where winds down, students coming back in the classroom have their own unique stories. Using Maps101, ask students to find a map and use the Map Sketch tool to help them tell the story of what they did this summer. Students may choose a map of your state or other states that they visited during the break, to tell their stories. Encourage students to identify locations to connect their narrative to places and geography. Have interested students share their stories with the class.
Listening As students present their Summer of Where stories, ensure the audience listens. Each student should develop at least one question for the presenter. This will help students stay focused on the story. Call on selected students to share their questions and have the presenter answer as appropriate. Encourage students to actively engage in listening. You may want to explain that everyone wants to be heard and understood. When it is their turn, they too would want others to listen to them. As needed, model asking questions and making appropriate nonverbal signs of communication to show you are listening, such as nodding.