Reflection: Coherence Retell A Story With DEEP Connections! - Section 3: Teachers' Turn


When I planned this lesson, I had intended to have the students connect and then write a story with transition words, the details, and their connections. You'll see the video and student artifact have these pieces.

However, upon reflection, I realize that what they created was not really a story. It was a retelling of events, but they struggled with writing transition words and it did not really make sense to have them do this. When I teach this lesson again, I'll just have them do connections and the details with a simple first, next, and last or first/second/third.  Adding other transition words 'muddied the waters' and the students were confused about this. Here's another student artifact - I would change his transition words (first of all/so/at last)  to "first", "then", and "last".

  Coherence: Next time, we'll use only the basic transition words.
Loading resource...

Retell A Story With DEEP Connections!

Unit 4: Connecting with Key Details and Theme
Lesson 5 of 11

Objective: SWBAT recount parts of a story and connect to the text as well as determine the theme.

Big Idea: When students look for deeper connections, they reveal the theme of a story and connect.

  Print Lesson
6 teachers like this lesson
English / Language Arts, Reading, theme (Reading Comp), Special Education, 2nd Grade, Connecting, transition words, sequence, Mercer Mayer, key details, point of view
  50 minutes
i m sorry book
Similar Lessons
Types of Questions
2nd Grade ELA » Shared Inquiry Discussion
Big Idea: In order to participate in shared inquiry, students must understand and apply effective interpretive questions for discussion.
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Pollution In Our Town
2nd Grade Science » Engineers are Scientists Too
Big Idea: Is there a problem with pollution in our town? How can we identify what that problem is?
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
Beth McKenna
What is this Narrative About?
2nd Grade ELA » My Name is Yoon
Big Idea: Sharing the reading empowers us as thinkers.
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
Maricela Rodriguez
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload