Reflection: Backwards Planning Contrast & Contradiction - Section 1: Introduce Concept: Contrast & Contradiction


Kylene Beers' instructional book Notice & Note is a great instructional text that a literacy coach in my district introduced me to. As I mentioned previously, I wait to I'm about fifty pages into my read aloud before I bring in the signposts. As a class, we have to get to know the characters before we can really get to know them. In the case of contrast & contradiction, there is no way to determine if a character surprises us unless we know the way they typically behave.

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Contrast & Contradiction

Unit 6: Multicultural Literature Circles
Lesson 9 of 17

Objective: SWBAT locate moments of character's contrast & contradiction.

Big Idea: Using the signpost model, kids locate moments of contrast in characters, using their Middle East/Asia novels.

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