Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Using Timelines to Follow a Plot - Section 1: Starter

 

Every teacher has lessons to plan, papers to grade, and copies to be made for tomorrow, not to mention all of the phone calls, emails, meetings, and hall duties we have to take care of too!  It doesn't matter what subject is taught, we have a lot on our plates.

On top of all of this, we are expected to find time to collaborate with our peers to develop aligned curriculum.  Awesome... Anyone want to follow me into the bathroom?  That seems to be the only spare minute I have left!

Lessons like these can ease some of that pressure.  Taking the time to show students how the reading strategies you're going over in class can be used in their other classes goes a long way towards fulfilling the requirement to align content with your colleagues.

A moment or two spent asking the Social Studies, Art, Music, Math, and Science teachers what they're reading in their texts can give you some specific examples to share with students.  

  Reading Strategies.... Not Just for Literature Study!
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Reading Strategies.... Not Just for Literature Study!
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Using Timelines to Follow a Plot

Unit 9: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Get Exciting!
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: SWBAT comprehend a text with overlapping timelines by creating a timeline graphic organizer.

Big Idea: Using timelines to keep track of what happened when!

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