Reflection: Learning Communities Valid Vs. Faulty Generalizations - Section 2: Activating


Although this is a skill 4th graders may be introduced to, my students are really having a difficult time with it. I probably could have spent a week with this, but I just won't have the time. I can add the skills into my RTI groups and workstations though. Yesterday many kids had "aha" moments when we talked about how generalizations are related to conclusions and viewpoints. This seemed to help it click for them, but I want to bring these skills up at cross-grade level meetings to see how 4th grade is feeling about it. If they aren't teaching generalizations, then I need to plan out my unit a little differently to allow for more time to scaffold in this area. Since our district started using the standards a few years ago, we've definitely seen some growing pains/gaps in what the students know, and chatting with 4th grade has really helped us close the gaps a bit more each year. 

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Valid Vs. Faulty Generalizations

Unit 7: Accounts and Viewpoints and Bias, Oh My!
Lesson 14 of 32

Objective: SWBAT identify valid and faulty generalizations.

Big Idea: Does everyone speak the truth when they express a viewpoint? Sometimes generalizations are made, and it's up to us to figure out which are valid and which are faulty.

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