Reflection: Debate The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Day 5 of 8: Chapters 15-17 - Section 6: Independent Practice: Day Five Work


Our daily pair & shares gave the students an opportunity to convey their ideas about the text.  I purposefully created questions with numerous answers to allow for some debate.  To keep all students engaged in the conversation, set clear expectations about what students should be doing while engaged in a conversation.  I revisit my expectations often, as I did throughout this set of lessons.  (See Resource File:  Engage in Discussion Poster CCSS SL3.1)

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Day 5 of 8: Chapters 15-17

Unit 5: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
Lesson 5 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 15-17 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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edward day 5
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