Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Learning the genre of fantasy with "The Sound of Thunder" - Section 1: Lesson Opener


In order to keep that intrinsic motivation going for reading at this time in the year (we have 8 days left until school is out), I had students read independently, but turn and talk after every 5 minutes of reading. When students are looking forward to summer (or any break really) and have a hard time staying focused, I give them small chunks of reading time and then give them time to turn and share their annotations with a partner. I find this works better than partner reading because I still want them to practice independent reading, but to stay focused at the same time. 

  Have students stay focused on reading at the end of the year!
  Intrinsic Motivation: Have students stay focused on reading at the end of the year!
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Learning the genre of fantasy with "The Sound of Thunder"

Unit 15: Fiction Unit
Lesson 13 of 15

Objective: SWBAT understand the genre of a fantasy fiction story by reading one and plotting the main events of the story.

Big Idea: The origin of the "butterfly" effect.

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