Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Are You Afraid of Anything? 1/4 - Section 3: Writing Activity


I make my own template using blank chart paper.  I measure to make sure it is small enough to fit through our laminator.  (I love the laminator as it protects the chart and allows me to write on it. I can erase what I have written so that I can use the chart over again.)  I just use marker to make the boxes and write the headings.  When I use the chart during the lesson, I use dry erase markers to draw on the chart.  I find a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser cleans up the chart best, especially when using a red or blue marker.  In this lesson I modeled using the big chart.  Previously, I used the document camera after I finished modeling on the big chart.  I repeated the modeling using the actual template the students use. This took extra time, but I thought my students needed the extra modeling.  It was suggested to me that I try skipping the document camera part.  I did and my students did fine without the extra modeling.  Now, I only use the extra step when I feel students need the additional modeling.

I love to use templates, I can't say this enough. Making teaching visual is so essential to the learning process for my ELL students.  Graphic organizers help my ELLs clearly see the information that I am presenting.    The students fill in the templates with their thoughts using pictures at first.  They gain confidence in their ability as they learn the vocabulary and meet with success.   

  Understanding the Concept of Beginning, Middle and End
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Understanding the Concept of Beginning, Middle and End
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Are You Afraid of Anything? 1/4

Unit 1: Are You Afraid?
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT retell the story by sequencing the story events after listening to a story read a loud.

Big Idea: We will draw pictures to sequence the story..

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