Reflection: Student Communication Story Element Project Celebration - Section 3: Celebrate Success


While the example I included was a good one, I received many poor-quality projects. Many students focused on just one standard (RL5 seemed to be the easiest) or on the art/poetry/video rather than the content. I had warned them not to do this, but it happened anyway.

These students were missing critical content, but they were still proud of their work. I had to find a way to respond to them that wasn't totally crushing:

"Your poetry is engaging! Now how can you use quotes from the novel in your commentary to better connect the poetry to the book?"

"Such great attention to detail in the art! How can you match it in your writing?"

I find that by posing questions, students take my feedback with less heartache and are more willing to go back and revise, thus showing me their true ability with the skill.

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Story Element Project Celebration

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

Objective: SWBAT celebrate success by presenting their projects to the class.

Big Idea: Art, video, poetry, oh my! Projects reveal text structure and language.

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