Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Babe the Blue Ox...Exaggeration? - Section 3: Sticky Note Tracks:


I realized that as we were sharing our sticky notes and ideas, that I had a problem. Many of the students had the same ideas on their sticky notes. They were the details that were found toward the beginning of the story. 

Next time I have two ideas to change up this lesson. I will do it with the next lesson we do like this. I will either do this as puzzle activity. This is where each student has a different section and then find facts or details they can share with the class. 

Another idea, is to give out variations to the story. Students will have different details based on the various retelling and the language is similar but not always the same. I have included a few links to Babe the Blue Ox stories.

American Folklore: Babe the Blue Ox 

Animated Version: Paul Bunyan

  Variation in Sticky Note Content:
  Adjustments to Practice: Variation in Sticky Note Content:
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Babe the Blue Ox...Exaggeration?

Unit 9: Vocabulary Skills
Lesson 1 of 9

Objective: SWBAT determine figurative and exaggerated language the author uses to help tell a story.

Big Idea: Figuring out the language author's use to help their story are sometimes taken literally by our students. This is an easy story to use to help students practice looking for and understanding exaggerated and figurative language.

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English / Language Arts, Vocabulary and Concept Development, figurative language, prior knowledge, sticky notes, tall tales, Babe the Blue Ox, exaggeration
  15 minutes
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