Reflection: Lesson Planning We Can Teach Lessons With Our Writing. - Section 2: Guiding the Learning

 

I love this part of the unit, but to be honest I didn't have time to plan out my fable as well as I should have and I had to scramble to make sense of my notes. I had planned to write about a cat and dog so that I could relate it to movies they had seen. In my story the cat was ugly, the dog was vain and treated her badly. When the dog lost his fur in a fire, the cat was the only one who loved him still because he rescued his family (beauty on the inside theme). Well, I didn't plan it out enough and when I was telling it it didn't come out as smoothly as I had hoped.

Lesson learned for the next time - write it out. Maybe this will be one of my lessons that gets better each time I do it. Luckily students seemed to enjoy it and had a lot of good ideas for their own stories. I did project the common themes in morals on the board and had them add to it before we started which seemed to help them get going. I'm going to post their examples in the hallway to share and have them illustrate covers for each.     

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  Lesson Planning: Preplanning Your Fable
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We Can Teach Lessons With Our Writing.

Unit 10: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: SWBAT...write and illustrate fables that develop imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences

Big Idea: We are all authors who can teach readers morals through our writing.

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