Reflection: Checks for Understanding Character and Setting Pyramids - Section 3: Guided Practice For The Written Work (We Do)


     The activity went well and there were many things I wouldn't change.  Next year when I teach this I am still going to make my students do the writing first so they can be motivated to do a good job before they do the art project.  Since I also did this first activity at the beginning of the year I am still going to offer those sentence frames for my students.

     The one thing I will change for next year is to make sure that their artwork matches their writing.  If students only mention 2 characters in their writing, then there should only be 2 characters on their pyramid.  The students were so excited to make the pyramid that they put the clipart on the pyramid, but didn't mention every character in their writing.  If I tell students next year that they have to make sure they mention every character in their writing, if they are going to put it in their pyramid, then this will encourage students to write even more.

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Character and Setting Pyramids

Unit 1: Reading Comprehension
Lesson 1 of 8

Objective: SWBAT describe the characters and setting in a story through the use of written responses and illustrations.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will practice accountable talk with a partner to describe and write about the characters and setting in a story. Students will create an illustration pyramid to go along with their written work.

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