Reflection: Modeling Story Element Project, Day 2 of 3 - Section 1: The Story Element Project


We know that offering a model helps students meet goals, but what if meeting the goal is simply an imitation of others' work? Does that really show that the student knows the skill? Probably not.

Today I offered 2 forms of modeling for my students. First, I modeled how I would analyze a different book. Students would be able to apply my process but not steal my content. Second, I offered a student example--but it wasn't perfect. In fact, we even talked about how it wasn't perfect. It certainly had merits, and we talked about those, too. Still, showing a not-quite-perfect example is, to me, a better way to use student work. It discourages outright copying of ideas while still showing students, if the example is well chosen, how a project might be structured.

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Story Element Project, Day 2 of 3

Unit 3: Text Structure and Language Use in Literature
Lesson 13 of 15

Objective: SWBAT analyze how story elements work together by completing an arts integration project.

Big Idea: Complete the puzzle--how do the story elements work together to form the big picture?

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