Reflection: Adjustments to Practice What Are Captions? - Section 2: Introducing the Lesson and Connecting the Concept to Text

 

When I first taught this lesson, I didn't read a nonfiction book to my students and go in depth with explaining the captions.  I thought the activities on the Smartboard lesson would be adequate enough.  Looking back and analyzing the lesson now, I say to myself, "What in the world was I thinking?"  Reading an actual text gives my students a real life experience of reading captions and gleaning information from them.  It also helps the lesson align to CCSS, which puts texts at the front and center of literacy instruction.

The discussions about the text and captions also gives the students a better understanding that the caption has to explain the picture and it also has to relate to the text in that particular section of the text.  This is what my students missed in my original lesson, and, as a result, you can see that they had a difficult time with captioning their own pictures.  I will never make that mistake again, and I know that the next time I teach this lesson, my students will be much more successful with their independent work because I will have included this important section of the lesson.

  The Importance of Connecting the Concept to Text
  Adjustments to Practice: The Importance of Connecting the Concept to Text
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What Are Captions?

Unit 15: Nonfiction Text Features
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: SWBAT identify captions and explain how they are used to tell what is going on in a picture. SWBAT create their own captions for a picture.

Big Idea: How well can you caption a picture so your reader can understand what's going on?

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English / Language Arts, Nonfiction Text Features, caption
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