Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Are You Sure? Challenge Your Thinking - Section 4: Share


Nonfiction is so fun because we learn new things or have "ah ha" moments where something we use to think was challenged by new information or a new idea. Sometimes, we find that one fact or example that supports something we think or thought we knew. Although I always get excited when I read something new from a nonfiction topic I'm interested in, its even more fun when I get to share my discoveries with someone. 

Students also enjoy learning knew things but tend to be more aware of new learning or information that challenges what they thought when they have to explain it to someone else. I ask students to share with a partner to bring out that part of their enthusiasm and encourage to more reflective in their thinking.

  It's More Interesting When We Get to Share
  Intrinsic Motivation: It's More Interesting When We Get to Share
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Are You Sure? Challenge Your Thinking

Unit 9: Exploring Information in Nonfiction Texts
Lesson 6 of 14

Objective: SWBAT identify new information that challenges what they already know.

Big Idea: Students learn that sometimes nonfiction is used to challenge thinking, not just add to it.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Nonfiction (Reading), Nonfiction Literature, main idea, nonfiction, 4th grade, informational text, analysis, note taking, nonfiction reading, Fourth Grade, fourth, inferring, subheadings, subtitles
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