Reflection: Lesson Planning Text Mapping Paired Text - Hard Times Generation -Part 2 - Section 2: Independent Work/Assessment


I am a firm believer in staying on track, but meeting my students were they are. This is why I am pleased that my "quick fix" ideas seem to have worked with students.  In a recent lesson I had my students do a quick capitalization review, which took little instruction time and gave students immediate feedback.  In this assessment I saw the evidence I was hoping for.  Use of correct capitalization improved dramatically as I hoped it would.  Now I can identify students who have a true need for directed instruction and practice.

Additionally, the use of the graphic organizer to improved student objective summaries paid off as well.  I am not generally a fan of giving students a one size fits all graphic for a skill unless it is a new skill because I believe students learn in different ways and need to use what works for them.  For example, one student may love to use bubble maps to plan while another needs to outline.  I have personal experience with a teacher requiring me to use an organizer that hindered me instead of helped me, so I am a bit sensitive to this.  However,  in this case, students seemed to need more direction than I would expect in including the span of the article in their summary instead of just one part or idea.

Luckily, this too worked,and student summaries improved considerably.  


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Text Mapping Paired Text - Hard Times Generation -Part 2

Unit 7: Informational Text - Persevering through the Adversity of our World Part 2
Lesson 6 of 15

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their analysis and understanding of the text they read yesterday with multiple choice and short answer questions.

Big Idea: I think we're on the right road now!

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