Reflection: Rigor Making Predictions: Chapters 29 & 30 - Section 2: Getting Down to Business


I feel as though there is a step missing from this assignment, and I want to address it before I try it again next year.  My students are able to make a prediction at the end of chapter 29, and they're able to cite quotes; however, the quotes don't seem to make much sense with the predictions.

In our writing class, we've been spending quite a bit of time working on warrants in our argumentative writing assignments.  I think that's what's missing here: a good warrant.

Next year, I will have students take that extra step to explain why their chosen quote supports their prediction.  Hopefully, if they have to articulate the connection, it will help them choose a quote that truly supports the prediction they're making.

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Making Predictions: Chapters 29 & 30

Unit 9: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Get Exciting!
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: SWBAT cite textual evidence to support a prediction.

Big Idea: A shot! A cry in the dark! What happened?

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