Reflection: Checks for Understanding Going to Sea: Brainstorming Ideas for Sea Stories - Section 4: Demonstrate Skills and Assessment


While students begin plotting out their ideas for the beginning, middle, and end of their ocean-inspired narratives, I circulate the room and do simple, quick checks for understanding.  As I walk around, I ask the students to tell me about their narrative story parts.  In particular, I'm looking for any students that seem to be "stuck", as the students usually call it! This is a great time for me to help them sort through their ideas, or help them pull those ideas out through questioning.  If needed, I remind the students of the exemplar texts we've read, because it's important to be able to look back at other authors' works as a true example of great writing to help young writers, too!  I continue working with these students until they can show they have the elements needed to start their narratives!

  Reflection: Students Who Are "Stuck"!
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Going to Sea: Brainstorming Ideas for Sea Stories

Unit 2: Narrative Unit
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or character and organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will begin to sketch out their own ideas for narratives by establishing a situation and events that sequence to unfold naturally.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Writing, narrative structure
  25 minutes
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