Reflection: Checks for Understanding Folktales: Determining the Genre - Section 2: Setting a Purpose


Today’s lesson was great for practicing the task of finding text evidence. A big shift in the Core is ensuring students can support their answers with details from the text. While sometimes this is easy to do, other times it can be difficult. Students have read our whole group text and their partner practice texts many times over the past few days. If they didn’t have a clue as to the genre of their text before today, I would be worried! However, they must be in the habit of supporting their answers and thinking with actual proof from the text. With enough practice, this should become second nature. At least, that’s my hope!

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  Checks for Understanding: Text Evidence
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Folktales: Determining the Genre

Unit 12: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: SWBAT determine the genre of a story using a characteristics chart and locating evidence in the text.

Big Idea: After reading a story several times, students should have an idea of its genre. Today they examine the text for evidence of its genre and proof for their ideas.

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English / Language Arts, compare-and-contrast, Fiction (Reading), Genres (Reading), characters, questioning, fairy tales, fables, Folktales, tall tales, anansi, plot, evidence, determining genre
  65 minutes
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