Reflection: High Quality Task Leaders We Know - Section 3: See What You Find

 

I have to wonder this as I try every year to get my students to "use the text to support" their answers.  They don't get it.  They will answer the question and they will use the text to find the answer, but they have never really understood what I meant until this year.  

This year, because of CCSS, I started saying "specific text evidence" and you would have thought I had the keys to the kingdom!!  The specific text evidence on their MLK papers were great.  Sometimes it was a stretch as they had to find three citations, but still they were much better than in previous years.

What gives?  Is it the close reading?  Is it the independence that is required in comprehension through the Core?  I'm not sure, but whatever it is, I'll take it because "specific text evidence" seems way more advanced than "use the text to support your answer" and if they can understand the more complex verbiage then yeah for them!!!

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Leaders We Know

Unit 14: Bringing Out the Leader in You
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT to list some leaders they know and identify the characteristics the leaders have in common.

Big Idea: Being able to identify leadership characteristics in others builds capacity and leadership in one's self.

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