Reflection: Performance Tasks Watch your tone! - Section 2: Instruction/Guided Practice


What a doozie! The activity in the guided notes which has the students match the tone vocabulary words was way too difficult! As the students began working on the task, which I assumed would take less than five minutes, I realized I did not check over the words to ensure they were great examples.  I just brainstormed words but never really checked to make sure they work. 

After the students struggled with these words-trying to match them-I realized that they needed to just define them and build their "tone" vocabulary suitcase.  I had my students switch to defining the words and attempting to developing an understanding for the words-verses trying to match the words. 

This switched worked much better.  The students were able to have a word bank of words to use for the stories and their independent work. 

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Watch your tone!

Unit 3: Unit 2: Part I- Elements of Fiction
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: SWBAT identify language used to express tone.

Big Idea: Students struggle through complex text to understand author's tone. How can knowing an author's tone affect your understanding?

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