Reflection: Student Ownership Anancy and Dog and Puss and Friendship Day 1 - Section 2: First Reading


Students were engaged in the note taking process during the first reading.  They were eager to share their thoughts and reactions to my read aloud.  Due to the dialect of the story, it was best for me to read aloud and explain the language used as I read.  This type of text is too difficult for students to read independently the first time.  The second reading was much easier for students because they had actively listened during my first reading.  Student Discussion during the second reading indicated that they were creating notes that were explicit and connected to the text.

    Students took two days to complete this process.  The day prior to this Shared Inquiry lesson, students conducted multiple readings of the text, analyzed the central theme of the story, and took notes to cite areas in the text that aroused their curiosity.  After organizing notes and collaborating with their peers to create interpretive questions, students decide on one interpretive question to drive the Shared Inquiry Discussion.  This is a series of carefully planned steps that must be followed with fidelity in order to conclude with a meaningful Shared Inquiry discussion.  The rubrics serve as formative guidelines that I use to monitor progress and fill gaps in student areas of weakness.  It is a continuous process and a complex procedure.  However, it can be accomplished with much practice.

  Student Ownership: Note Taking
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Anancy and Dog and Puss and Friendship Day 1

Unit 8: Shared Inquiry Discussion 1
Lesson 15 of 18

Objective: SWBAT develop interpretive questions based on key details in a text.

Big Idea: How do multiple readings of text deepen knowledge ? Students use post-it notes to highlight specific points in the story and collaborate to design interpretive questions.

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English / Language Arts, interpretive questions, note taking, Self, shared inquiry, close reading, shared inquiry discussion
  80 minutes
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