Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Biography - Locating Facts - Section 2: Independent Practice


I had to remind students to write short phrases for the timeline. Initially, they tried writing the entire sentence from the book and found it did not fit. In hindsight, I shtould have focused on this as I modeled.  I got student’s attention for a review. I highlighted the fact that a short phrase was all that was needed to describe an event on a particular date. I also decided I would need to teach them about plagiarism (due to them wanting to copy from the book).

  Adjustments to Practice: Sentences vs. Phrases
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Biography - Locating Facts

Unit 1: Biography Tea
Lesson 2 of 17

Objective: SWBAT gather information from print sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

Big Idea: Students conducted a mini-research project by reading a biography about a notable person in preparation for more extensive research for our Biography Tea.

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English / Language Arts, research report, biography, digital sources
  55 minutes
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