Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Looking at Traditions through the Narration of Fairy Tales - Section 3: Independent Practice: Station Rotation on Fairy tales & its Elements

 

I LOVE when a lesson goes as planned. I was nervous about the close reading activity because this was the first time that I had created text-dependent questions that required much higher order thinking from students. While some of the questions posed difficulty for students, they were able to rely on the text to bridge their understanding of literary concepts found in the fairy tale. I never imagined the level of analysis students would use to answer questions about vocabulary choices and character motivation (s) within the story. I would definitely do this kind of activity again and be sure to listen to my teacher talk over work examples of fairy tales video to understand the need for using immature literature to teach a complex concept of theme. 

  Discourse and Questioning: Station Reflection
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Looking at Traditions through the Narration of Fairy Tales

Unit 3: Coming of Age
Lesson 5 of 14

Objective: SWBAT determine a theme of a fairy tale and analyze its development over the course of a fictional story.

Big Idea: Remembering My past & Gaining a lesson to guide My Future

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