Gallery walks are one of my favorite activities to use in my classroom. There are so many ways to use gallery walks in class! I love how they include movement, and can be a sneaky way to get in a lot of reading practice. I try and include a gallery walk at least once a chapter.
Are you unfamiliar with gallery walks? Check out my post here for more information on what they are and how to get started!
Ways to Use Gallery Walks
- Put a select few of the readings at a station and use them to practice reading in a station or center rotation.
- Print and add to your classroom library for free voluntary reading!
- Pull out one of the readings and use it for warm up. Create comprehension questions, or have students translate the paragraph.
- Have students do a horizontal translation with a paragraph. They read the paragraph and then re-write it from another perspective – he instead of I, or we instead of they!
- Use one of the readings as a mentor text. Students then write their own version about themselves or their lives!
There are so many ways you could use the readings that go with a Gallery Walk! Any of these reading activities could be used with any of the short readings to get more mileage out of them!
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How do you use gallery walks in your classroom? Drop a comment below and let me know what ideas you have!