Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding When I Was Scared - Section 3: Partner Work


The lesson topic was excellent because all of the students could relate to a time when they were sad or scared.  This is important so that everyone can participate.  The problem was the they wanted to list all their sad or scared times instead of describing one in detail. The Basic 1 and Basic 2 work show this problem. The Below Basic work shows the lack of understanding of how to form a paragraph structurally.

I have to focus the attention on one instance with several details describing that experience. This was our first narrative writing experience and I did not expect this, but I probably should have.  First grades need explicit instruction on describing one experience in depth.  This lesson shows me that they are covering many experiences with no depth and I need to model how to deeply describe an experience in sequence.  I am going to try to show the class some model student work of this so they understand before the next lesson.  I don't think they knew what I expected. 

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Student Work
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When I Was Scared

Unit 4: Narrative Writing
Lesson 6 of 8

Objective: SWBAT use details to describe a sequence of events in a narrative.

Big Idea: Students will describe a time they were scared and how an adult helped them.

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