Reflection: Modeling Magic Tree House Ancient Greece Dynamic Duo: Day 5 Conclusion - Section 3: Lesson: Informational & Fictional Texts


I do a lot of "thinking out loud", modeling, practice, and reviewing in my classroom.  Even though this is day five, I still feel it's important to model the process out loud, and with visuals for my students to see.  Reviewing things often during a lesson, the following day, and then for an extended amount of time -  a week or so - will help your students retain the information in their long term memory.  Displaying visuals where students have attached meaning, such as anchor charts and posters are also helpful.  Dynamic Duo week is near the end of the school year for me, but it's my hope that when students return from summer break, they'll not only be able to say what a main idea and supporting details are, but be able to name the tips and strategies we used while reading to help them be successful with the skill.  Also, they'll be able to identify what a summary is, and how to effectively read, record, and write a summary for comprehension of fictional literature.

10-24-7 was a combination I learned during a Quantum Learning training that helps me remember that I should review something 10 minutes after I teach it, then again 24 hours later, and at least 7 days in a row.  I keep 10-24-7 on the front of my lesson plan book to help remind me while planning activities for my students.

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Magic Tree House Ancient Greece Dynamic Duo: Day 5 Conclusion

Unit 6: Ancient Greece, Dragons, Gods, and Giants!
Lesson 5 of 18

Objective: SWBAT read informational text, identify the main idea, and two supporting detail quotes from the text. SWBAT read fictional literature and write a summary including the most important events and character information to show their understanding of the story. SWBAT write complete sentences with correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling of high-frequency words.

Big Idea: Students pair informational and fiction texts while reading and writing about ancient Greece

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English / Language Arts, Ancient Greece, main idea, pairing, fiction, third grade, evidence, supporting details, informational text, Summary Writing, mythology, quotations, ancient, olympics, Mary Pope Osborne, Magic Tree House
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