Reflection: Adjustments to Practice The Settings of Babu's Song - Section 3: Comparing & Contrasting Settings


How did my students do with comparing and contrasting the settings? A few students had problems identifying the setting and then proceeding to choose two settings, which tells me that I might need to simplify the task next time and perhaps focus on two settings only, instead of three. I am also wondering if it would be better to give 10 minutes to write the details of their two settings, have a brain break and then give them 10 minutes of comparing and contrasting their settings in writing. I would try it this way in this teaching this lesson again.

The following work samples show similar traits:

They mostly use illustrations. The writing is limited and so next time, I would ask them to only use words. Now the illustrations do show the students understood the gist of the lesson, so that is the good news. However, while, I value the use illustrations, I believe I could have challenged them to resort to using words only and then giving them the choice to draw.

In addition to asking them to choose five features for each setting, I asked my students to write sentence using the words: alike, different, and both. A few succeeded:

  Adjustments to Practice: Comparing & Contrasting Settings
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The Settings of Babu's Song

Unit 20: Babu's Song
Lesson 3 of 3

Objective: SWBAT compare and contrast two settings in literary text.

Big Idea: Good readers understand the details of the setting(s) in a story. They use these details to glean important information about the plot.

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