Reflection: Checks for Understanding This Stands for What? Explaining Symbolism in The Scarlet Ibis - Section 5: Building Knowledge: Study Skills

 

As I reviewed the foldables, I noticed that many students did not provide enough specific examples for the foldable to be useful. They did a good job with the definitions of the terms but were less proficient at using examples from stories that we have read so far or providing student-created examples. I am not yet sure whether this is because they did not finish the foldable in class (they should have finished for homework) or because I didn't give clear instructions. Perhaps providing a completed model of a foldable page might be helpful if I use this strategy in the future.

  Foldables lack specific examples
  Checks for Understanding: Foldables lack specific examples
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This Stands for What? Explaining Symbolism in The Scarlet Ibis

Unit 2: The Search For Identity: "The Scarlet Ibis" Reading and Analysis
Lesson 2 of 2

Objective: SWBAT explain the symbolism in a text by making connections between the story and an informational text. Students will develop a study guide for concepts and ideas by creating a foldable.

Big Idea: Two minds are better than one in this pairing activity to identify symbols; Students create a study buddy in a crafty foldable for keeping track of notes and concepts

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