Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Mythology Reading Groups, Day 1 - Section 2: Independent Work


When meeting with small groups or individuals and the same question keeps coming up, you have to choose how to address it. One method is to conduct a whole class discussion. This conversation usually begins with someone describing a problem and other students detailing their conclusion or solution. However, another option is to consider allowing the student(s) to struggle through the problem on his/her own. Offer subtle hints of how to move forward and ask open-ended questions: Are there other factors to consider? Or questions that check comprehension: What details lead you to think that? Does it say that in the text? It is important that you stay close by as the students work their way through to a correct conclusion; otherwise they may continue on through the text with false assumptions.

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Mythology Reading Groups, Day 1

Unit 11: Mythology
Lesson 6 of 16

Objective: SWBT demonstrate understanding of a myth by applying comprehension strategies and identify the common characteristics in a myth by citing specific details.

Big Idea: Gain new knowledge of the people, places, and creatures of mythology by reading a variety of Greek myths.

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