Reflection: High Expectations Comparing Two Texts- Second Day - Section 1: Review the Task


A debate could be held over my decision to not display the class t chart during the writing session of this lesson.  I am a firm believer in natural consequences and want my students to experience those so that lessons can be learned and changes made to behavior or work ethic or whatever the case may be.

In this case, there were some students, who, for whatever reason, did not add any class ideas to their own chart.  I never want any student to fail, but I do want them to realize that their actions have consequences and that those consequences might negatively affect them.  I want them to realize this fact BEFORE they get out into the world where their consequences might seriously hurt them.

During the writing, some of those students are going to complain that they don't have enough information to complete the assignment.  They're going to fuss and fight because I copied the chart for some students but not for them.  I pull each complaining student aside and have a conversation with them about expectations and effort and that if I thought they NEEDED me to give them a copy I would give it to them, but since they don't need it, they need to figure something out for today's assignment.  The expectation is that next time I ask the students to do something, they do it because I'm not going to bail them out.  

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Comparing Two Texts- Second Day

Unit 23: Fantastic Fiction: Exploring the Elements of Fiction
Lesson 13 of 16

Objective: SWBAT compose a compare and contrast paragraph which examines two texts by the same author.

Big Idea: Analyzing works across an author's collection increases comprehension and understanding of the author's other works.

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English / Language Arts, Fiction (Reading), Patricia Polacco, compare and contrast, elements of fiction, Mr. Lincoln's Way, Thank You, Mr. Falker
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