At this point in the novel, students are extremely engaged in the story "So B. It" By: Sarah Weeks.
We are coming to the close, so kids are engaged and constantly begging for more. I love this book because every chapter ends with a cliff hanger. For me, it is always better to leave kids wanting more of the story then dragging on a little too long. One chapter a day is perfect.
In pairs, they'll begin to process what they just learned during the documentary. I let them choose their partners for this "The Boy Who Sees Without Eyes" Reflection.
I really like this reflection, because it asks students to think critically and compare, or find similarities between the documentary and their Overcoming Obstacle novel.
My kids this year love to share their writing! They always ask! I try to dedicate some time at the end of a period to fit in share time.
For me, I only allow kids to share if they're willing to put their writing underneath the document camera. It's much easier for the class to follow along. I love this assignment because multiple people contribute to one piece of writing. This increases engagement during share time, because more people are invested in the writing.