Reflection: Trust and Respect Cause and Effect with "Jimmy's Boa" Day Three - Section 2: Reading and Discussing the Story and Recording On Our Mult-Flow Map


     I have done a lot of work this year to create a classroom community where students respect each other and where it's safe to make a mistake.  As you can see from the video the first little girl tells her opinion and after a few more students speak and I revisited the story, she changed her opinion.  This seems very natural for my students right now.  However, it took many months of carefully training my students on how to speak to each other and how to treat each other in order for this to work like clock work. 

     At the beginning of the year I read books such as "Leo the Late Bloomer", and "Ish".  In both of these books, the main characters struggled.  We had a class discussion about how some of us were good at some things and other students were good at other things, but we never make fun of anyone who may be having a hard time with something in our class. 

    Once my students understood that it wall all right to take a chance and try, and that making a mistake wasn't a big deal in my class, they started being risk takers.  What you see is a product of all this hard work and it sure does pay off.

  A Safe Environment to Make a Mistake
  Trust and Respect: A Safe Environment to Make a Mistake
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Cause and Effect with "Jimmy's Boa" Day Three

Unit 7: Cause and Effect With "The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash"
Lesson 3 of 4

Objective: SWBAT identify and record the cause and effect relationships in the third part of the story and then be able to answer questions about the story.

Big Idea: The students will continue to giggle when they hear what this class does on a field trip in our ongoing reading of The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash. The students will again determine how the characters interactions cause the events to happen.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Fiction (Reading), Reading Comprehension, cause and effect
  45 minutes
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