Reflection: Accountability Reading Folktales - Section 3: Getting Down to Business


This assignment puts a lot of responsibility on each individual student.  Though it may seem like a one-day assignment, it is actually the beginning of an activity in which they will work with a partner who read a different folktale.  This type of work can be truly difficult for some seventh graders.

I am a big believer in not babying my students.  I explain to them what I expect them to do during this class period.  They know upfront that their work today will impact the work they will do with a partner.  With some of them this works, and with others it doesn't.  

For those who choose to be off task during this period, there will be a natural consequence tomorrow: they will not be assigned a partner and will have to find time outside of class to complete an alternate assignment.  This is their choice.  

This is one of those moments when I have to remember that we can't save everyone from themselves!

This rant will be continued tomorrow...

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Reading Folktales

Unit 18: Oral Literature: Introduction
Lesson 2 of 3

Objective: SWBAT cite textual evidence to prove a story is a folktale by reading and taking notes.

Big Idea: What details make a story a folktale?

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