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Students are not responding to my call and response
Old 11-27-2017, 07:31 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I have two call-and-responses I use in my class. The first is "Class class!" they respond "yes yes!" the second is "if you can hear me, clap once..."

Right now, I have a problem getting anyone's attention. I will do my call, and receive back maybe 10 students listening? What do you do to make sure your call-and-response is effective?


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Old 11-28-2017, 07:10 AM
 
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Maybe they're bored with the same ones. Change it up. Sing one. My favorite was to shout "goodness, gracious!" They had to respond "Great balls of fire!"

I also used a set of wind chimes to get their attention.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/...s-FREE-1779054

I liked to say "Hocus pocus" and the kids said "Everybody focus."
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I never taught elementary, only middle school and high school. I can't imagine using call-and-response--students would rebel because they would consider it babyish. Is there any possibility that your students believe they are too old for this method?

(I don't mean to slam the call-and-response technique. Clearly it works well with some groups.)
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Change it up.
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I find that I sometimes have to do that to get their attention.
But what are you doing when they don't answer? Are you continuing on?
I don't continue until I have everyone's attention. I don't repeat my call and response. I wait until they all catch on.


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like call-and-response needs to be practiced for three minutes before lunch and five minutes at recess!!
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You have to change it. I use our school name and mascot, for example, I say Philadelphia they say Eagles. I then use from the list below. The kids love them.

http://ilove2teach.blogspot.com/2011...s-kit.html?m=1
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I usually say, if you
Old 11-28-2017, 03:57 PM
 
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can hear me touch your chin, head, or whatever body part you choose. After a couple of softly said body parts, they're usually listening. Some times I use the scientific name so it also teaches. Since there are so many body parts, you don't have to use the same ones daily.

There's also a web site that sells chimes for the classroom that are kind of cool.
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:52 PM
 
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I've tried silent call-responses (like GLAD's raising of a hand) or a bell. It didn't work for me. I finally realized that I do so much directing with my voice in my classroom that they're waiting for my voice. So I do the Philadelphia Eagles call & response listed above. But we also do clapping. So I'd say "Philadelphia!" (clap clap) and they say "Eagles!" (clap clap). It's loud and they have to do something with their body which means that pencils are more likely to go down.
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:45 PM
 
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We have a school-wide one. I like the consistency across settings. It doesn't matter if it's the classroom, cafeteria, specials, care pick-up, wherever. They know how to respond.

You don't need a new one, you need to enforce the one you have. It's not optional.


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