Reflection: Routines and Procedures Why is That Event Important? Using a Timeline to Identify Important Events - Section 4: Share


Students will be meeting in groups very often in this unit. Its important that students feel like they will be heard and listened to when they are working in their group. Matter of fact, that is one of the most important motivators for students to do the work you ask them to do in the lesson. They understand the importance of the work when they know that they will have to share it. Therefore, it is very important to teacher specific procedures or a process for students to share in their group. These norms could have been created through the lesson on creating group norms, or as a teacher, you can teach specific ones that all groups should follow. Specifically, each group should have a way to determine who will share first and how long they will spend on that person's share. Will each member of the group respond at least once before moving on? Will each person get at least 2 minutes and no more than 5? Will each topic receive a specific amount of time before moving on to a new idea? These are questions that could be answered by the class, small groups, or the teacher. Whichever way they are decided, its important to have the procedure defined to eliminate students wasting time or feeling discouraged by the conversation.

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Why is That Event Important? Using a Timeline to Identify Important Events

Unit 12: Discovering Struggle in Historical Fiction
Lesson 5 of 16

Objective: SWBAT create a timeline of important events and identify why they are important.

Big Idea: In historical fiction, each event is important to development of the character and the plot.

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