Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines The Miracle at Zuckerman's Barn! - Section 6: Working On our Events


In writing about an event, students needed to look closely at one particular event. I liked that they had to go back and reread a section. Rereading is a powerful strategy that aids comprehension. My students, as English Language Learners, benefit much from this. I thought my students were on task and stayed on task. I liked that one of my students took upon himself to figure out where he could he get the information and reference the chart.

Some students did work with each other to help each other finish, even though, each student was working on their own events.

Unfortunately, I am not sure what happened to their work, but it was lost. This was meant to be a two part lesson, and I was upset about it because I had big plans for using their work in part 2. I realized I needed to let it go because sometimes these things happen!

But, let me tell you about what part two of the lesson would be. The students would have taken the information they gathered about the event and written an article about it. I would have modeled the process. I would have taught them about headlines - and they would have taken the title of their event and turned into a headline. Then, I would have modeled how to take the rest of the information and formed into an exciting article to describe how characters responded to the event (RL.2.3). I had created a template of Amanecer Times for us to use.

In writing an article the following resource can be of great help: C_W_Newspaper_Project. Enjoy!

  Writing Across the Disciplines: Event Writing
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The Miracle at Zuckerman's Barn!

Unit 5: Charlotte's Web: A Chapter Book Study
Lesson 13 of 27

Objective: SWBAT ask and answer questions about an event in a literary text.

Big Idea: The foggy morning unveils the miracle of Charlotte's plan. In the center of her web, SOME PIG, is clearly seen. The farm is never the same.

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