Reflection: High Quality Task Gingerbread Friends From Beginning to End - Section 3: Assessment

 

Even as young children, I hold the children to a high standard for the quality of their work.  For some children, they do not yet have the developmental skills to draw or write legibly; however, that does not mean that they can not work to the best of their ability or work neatly. Adding Details makes it easier for someone to recognize what the child is writing about. When these children exchange their pages, I try to pair them up with someone who will not be critical of their abilities but instead be careful listeners so that the child who struggles with the fine motor work can still share their thoughts.

For additional ideas for teaching this story, I have gone to the Jan Brett website.  This is great if you want to make a whole unit from Jan Brett's stories.

  High Quality Task: Retelling with Details
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Gingerbread Friends From Beginning to End

Unit 8: A Dozen Gingerbread Treats
Lesson 10 of 12

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate an understanding of the sequence of events in a story. The student will be able to recall the roles of author and illustrator. Student Objective: I can draw a picture of the beginning, middle and end of a story. I can tell what the job of the author and illustrators are.

Big Idea: A flow chart is a wonderful graphic organizer that can let a student demonstrate understanding of the sequence of events in a story.

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