Reflection: Complex Tasks Inferring A Wordless Picture Book - Day 2 of 2 - Section 4: Closure

 

My students didn't master the objective right away.  I am OK with this because I asked them to do several skills in this lesson.  Students had to determine what they thought were the most important events, sequence them, include their temporal words and write a narrative.  This was so much more challenging then to have them do a boring old worksheet. Plus, I now have information about what skills were difficult to perform to help me reteach effectively.

I've been told many a time by my literacy coach at school that there is power in the struggle and that we as teachers need to feel all right when they don't master something at first.  The self satisfaction that comes with knowing that you've finally met the challenge with something that you've been struggling with is better than always getting things right and never being challenged.  There are times when I really need to think about this and making sure I don't steal that achievement away from my students.  I know they may not get it right the first time out - but they'll get it.

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Inferring A Wordless Picture Book - Day 2 of 2

Unit 12: Reading Comprehension Lessons
Lesson 14 of 14

Objective: SWBAT write a narrative using transition, or temporal words where they sequence the events of yesterday's story.

Big Idea: Yesterday we inferred in order to understand the story. Today we are writing a narrative that retells the major events in the story. We are communicating our understanding today!

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