Reflection: Gradual Release The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Day 4 of 8: Chapters 11-14 - Section 5: Lesson: Summary Writing

 

I'm sure you've read this in my other lessons, a few times...sorry!  I've had such great successes with using a gradual release model.  When tackling a big job, like writing a summaries, students need modeling, guided practice, and independent practice.  It doesn't happen within the course of one lesson with difficult content, rather slowly over time with support.  My students had completed some summary writing before, but if your students haven't you may need more full or guided support.

Days 1 & 2 Full Teacher Support:  Teacher models how to identify the most important parts of a text for summary writing, and drafts a summary. Teacher displays visuals, provides strategies, and other mnemonics to support learning.  Students interact, listen, learn, and copy summaries as a sample.

Days 3 & 4 Some Teacher Support/Guided Practice:  Teacher, and students, work together to identify the most important parts of a text for summary writing.  Students draft a summary based on the notes taken together as a class.

Days 5 & 6 Some Teacher Support/Guided Practice:  Students identify the most important parts of a text for summary writing.  Teacher checks student notes, then students draft summaries on their own.

Days 7 & 8 Little Teacher Support:  Students use visuals, strategies, and other mnemonics learned to identify the most important parts of a text for summary writing, then compose a summary.

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Day 4 of 8: Chapters 11-14

Unit 5: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
Lesson 4 of 19

Objective: SWBAT explain how a novel builds from chapter to chapter, telling how parts of the story relate to the whole novel. SWBAT answer questions after reading referring to the text, and making inferences to support their choices. SWBAT write a summary including the most important events, and characters after listening to a series of chapters.

Big Idea: The journey continues! The students learn and practice skills about understanding how a novel builds, summary writing, and comprehension questions as they read chapters 11-14 in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, Writing, Reading, Comprehension (Reading), Writing Process, novel, evidence, summary, Graphic Organizer, a and b questions, Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, audio recording, Summary Writing, parts of a novel, how a story builds
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