Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Close Reading-Conflict Resolution - Section 3: Guided/Independent Practice


Today was a good day! We have worked with text annotations a lot this school year and have really pushed ourselves to develop some great skills.  

The story was a very long story, and I was worried that the students would become overwhelmed and not really focus on what they were doing.  I was worried they would rush and just try to finish.  

However, I told them they were being assessed on their annotations and not finishing the story.  This seemed to help.  They really focused in on and made some great annotations about the story.  

I did have to work with my struggling readers to chunk the text.  I just had them focus on the first two pages.  They did a multi draft reading and made their annotations.  They seemed to do much better and not feel so overwhelmed.  I saw a lot of success in the classroom today!  

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Close Reading-Conflict Resolution

Unit 9: BootCamp
Lesson 9 of 13

Objective: SWBAT analyze a piece of literature using close reading strategies and text annotations.

Big Idea: Is conflict always bad? Students seek to answer the big question as they ready the story "Zlatah the Goat."

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