Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Can a Butterfly and a Goose Be Friends? Day 2 of 2 - Section 6: Writing: How is This a Story About Friendship?


How did my students show their understanding of the question: How is this story about friendship?

Let's look at some entries. Both of these writing pieces, How Is This Story About Friendship?8 and How Is This Story About Friendship?11, focus on how the characters behave with one another. For example, both write how Marcel gives Farfallina a ride around the pond and how they play hide and seek. The writing of piece number 11 flows better. The writing piece number 8 has some spelling errors and adds that the character swims, which does not happen. But both do a good job overall of providing evidence from the text.

Next, in the writing piece, How Is This Story About Friendship? 6, provides evidence about the characters and states clearly in one sentence how the character Farfallina is considerate of Marcel, by hiding low to the ground because Marcel cannot climb. This piece has some spelling errors that could have been avoided if the student had referred back to the story or had checked in with me.

Then, the writing piece, How is This Story About Friendship? 7, provides good evidence of their friendship. It talks about how they each appreciate certain things in one another. For example, Farfallina likes Marcel's feathers and gentle eyes. Good usage of vocabulary words.

Finally, the writing piece, How Is This Story About Friendship?10, starts of very well with a good explanation of who the characters are. Also, the student provides good evidence of the sweet behavior between these two characters. Unfortunately, the writing loses focuses towards the end.

Overall, I feel my students did a good job of providing evidence and showed examples of friendship between the characters.

  Writing Across the Disciplines: How is This A Story About Friendship?
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Can a Butterfly and a Goose Be Friends? Day 2 of 2

Unit 9: Farfallina & Marcel
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT ask and answer questions about key details in an informational and literary text. SWBAT describe key details about the characters and identify the theme of the story using text evidence to back up their thinking.

Big Idea: Can friends find each other after their transformation? Or will their different appearance keep them apart?

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