Reflection: Checks for Understanding The Little Red Hen and a Beginning, Middle, and End - Section 4: Finishing the Project



     I took some pictures of what the project should look like when completed.  Since it was a modeled write, you will see that the writing is very similar from project to project.  The students did generate their own writing, however since we talked so much about what we would write the writing came out pretty much the same. 

      You will see in future lessons with beginning, middle, and end that the writing will be very different from student to student because we won't be discussing what to write in each part of the sentence.

     I did this lesson at the beginning of the year and as I am learning more each day about Common Core and learning to push students more, I believe I've underestimated my students.  I think next year I won't prompt them as much.  I will show them how to fold and glue the paper down and then say something like, "Tell what happened at the beginning of the story."  Then we would do the same for the middle, and end.  This way, the writing becomes more authentic from student to student and I can truly check for understanding.  This would be just a minor tweak that I can do that would make the activity even better and push my students even farther.


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The Little Red Hen and a Beginning, Middle, and End

Unit 1: Reading Comprehension
Lesson 2 of 8

Objective: SWBAT write what happens in the beginning, middle, and end of the story of "The Little Red Hen".

Big Idea: In this lesson, students are practicing their listening skills as the teacher reads the story. The students will then make a matchbook activity where they write about the events in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

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