WHAT IT IS:
Gallery Walks involve displaying content of some form around a physical space with which students interact or which students review individually or in small groups.
HOW IT WORKS:
As an instructional strategy, the teacher posts content resources in stations around the classroom and assigns students to either individually or in small groups rotate through the stations, completing tasks or discussing topics based on the content at each station.
As a presentation and assessment strategy, the students prepare presentation materials for stations. The teacher divides students into rounds and rotations so that subsets of the class are presenting simultaneously to small groups of other students who are delivering feedback such as “Likes & Wonders”.
Regardless of the format, consider giving students guided notes or graphic organizers for recording ideas or details as they rotate.