Reflection: Checks for Understanding Recounting Myths - Section 3: Assessment

 

When assessing students’ work, I noticed that some thought they only needed to write one sentence in each section of the graphic organizer (GO). I explained to them that one sentence may not be enough to tell the main parts of the story. For example, in the attached organizer, the student left out the important event of Prometheus stealing a lightning bolt from Zeus and giving it to humans. This prompted Zeus to chain him to the rock, from which he was freed by Hercules. (This event was highlighted on the student's copy of the story.) Simply writing that Prometheus was freed leaves the listener wondering why he had to be set free. I referred students back to the story retelling poster. Answering the question for the middle part of the story, “What happens to the characters?” would have elicited that information, so it is important that they answer the questions.

  Checks for Understanding: One may not be Enough
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Recounting Myths

Unit 15: Tell Me a Story
Lesson 8 of 14

Objective: SWBAT recount myths by analyzing what happens to the characters and how they have changed at the end of the story.

Big Idea: Students retell a myth by identifying the beginning, middle, and end based on what happens to the characters.

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