Reflection: Complex Tasks Cause and Effect With "Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears" Day One - Section 2: Reading and Discussing the Story and Recording On Our Mult-Flow Map


My class had a hard time with remembering all the different effects from a certain event in the story.  I had noticed when I was walking around listening to the different partner groups that they seemed to be a bit quiet and were struggling to retell the story. If you've never read this story before, it has a great deal of complex text.  This was one of the reasons why I picked the story in the first place.  I wanted my students to be exposed to complex text. 

What I did to help my students was I dove back into the story and read it multiple times.  Once I reread the text, my students were able to talk about the text with greater confidence.  Our class discussion became richer because when some students forgot smaller details, other students were able to add to the conversation.  This gave us a more accurate and complete picture of the cause and effects in the story.

  What Happens When the Class Gets Stuck?
  Complex Tasks: What Happens When the Class Gets Stuck?
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Cause and Effect With "Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears" Day One

Unit 8: Cause and Effect With "Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears"
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT recognize, define, and write the cause and effect relationships in the first part of the story.

Big Idea: Today we are understanding how interactions that the characters have cause the events in the story to take place.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, folklore (Fictional Lit), Reading Comprehension, cuase and effect
  45 minutes
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