Reflection: Continuous Assessment Compare and Contrast Nonfiction - Section 2: Lesson


As I was walking around watching students complete the Venn Diagram, it seemed that most students were able to do the first diagram completely. However, they were getting stuck on the second diagram, which asked them to Compare and Contrast both sitestoday. Because this information was in the last part of the article, I think that my students didn't have enough stamina to complete it. Therefore, I need to work on chunking the text better. Maybe I should have had them fill out the first Venn Diagram immediately after we found that information, then moved on to the second part--rather than reading it all and then filling out both diagrams.

Hmmm...I'm a little worried that with the State Test approaching, my students are checking out in the text too early. Any suggestions for me?

  Continuous Assessment: Chunking
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Compare and Contrast Nonfiction

Unit 12: Informational Intervention Unit
Lesson 3 of 9

Objective: SWBAT: compare and contrast aspects of Ellis Island and Angel Island from reading a nonfiction text.

Big Idea: In this activity, great for a sub or after state testing, students will read a nonfiction piece and complete Venn Diagrams.

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English / Language Arts, Nonfiction (Reading), Venn diagram, compare and contrast, Ellis Island and Angel Island, cause and effect
  35 minutes
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