Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Columbus: The Opening to a Biography study - Section 2: The W, But With a Twist


The KWL chart is like a trusted and faithful friend. When used to help store our thoughts over a unit of study I find the chart to be very useful. Students can track their thinking from the beginning and see how their thoughts have changed as we have read. 

When this unit is finished and we look back to reflect our learning the KWL chart gives us a structure, and becomes a tool for future learning. Many times, like in this unit, I expect my KWL chart to get lengthy as we keep track of our questions and our learning. 

  Still Helpful After All This Time:
  Grappling with Complexity: Still Helpful After All This Time:
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Columbus: The Opening to a Biography study

Unit 2: Columbus: Biography Discovery
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT discuss and write information from prior knowledge to help prepare them for our first biography study.

Big Idea: There are many great biographies, in the fall Columbus is a great one. With the holiday in October, students can connect what they have previous been taught or told of Columbus with his actual story.

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