Reflection: Discourse and Questioning What is an Endangered Animal? - Section 2: Guided/Independent Practice

 

I allowed the students work more independently with this text, so was a little nervous when they went to discuss.  Would they be discussing the right content?  Would they just confuse their partners?  I kept finding myself butting into the conversations and wanting to take control and guide them.  Once I recognized that I was doing this, I backed off and just listened. 

I was very pleased to see the students really were able to guide the discussion and use their understanding of the text to discuss.  Students were explaining their thoughts asking for clarification on their peers' thoughts.  I was excited to see that they were doing so well, without me!

  Discussion
  Discourse and Questioning: Discussion
Loading resource...
 

What is an Endangered Animal?

Unit 11: Writing a Research Based Argument
Lesson 1 of 11

Objective: SWBAT summarize the main idea and supporting details of informational text.

Big Idea: Students investigate what it means to be endangered and what causes an animal to be listed as endangered.

  Print Lesson
9 teachers like this lesson
imgres 2
 
1
2
3
Similar Lessons
 
Stereotypical and Iconic Images Depicted in Drama: Baseball and the N-Word in Fences, Act 1 Scene 1
9th Grade ELA » Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Big Idea: How do the images of America's favorite past time and racial stereotypes impact the disempowered?
  Favorites(10)
  Resources(49)

Environment: Urban
Donna Fletcher
 
Digging Up the Main Idea
6th Grade ELA » Nonfiction Part I
Big Idea: Uncover how archaeologists use evidence to reach conclusions.
  Favorites(10)
  Resources(13)
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
Sue Andrews
 
Of Course We Discourse!
6th Grade ELA » Independent Reading
Big Idea: Getting kids comfortable talking to each other is a lot of work, but it will pay off in the end!
  Favorites(6)
  Resources(12)
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
Hillary Boles
 
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close