Reflection: Student Ownership Tracing Character and Thematic Developments by Creating Collaborative Online Book Notes (Day 2 of 2) - Section 3: SSR


I am using the SSR time to differentiate for students who may be slower readers.  By this time in the year, I know which students may have trouble with thematic insight (RL.9-10.2), character insight (RL.9-10.3) or just getting through the girth of reading required (RL.9-10.1).  As a result, I can tailor my individual conversations with students at these times, and meanwhile the rest of the class seems to take to the time to read very gratefully.

I should also note that several students have finished the entire book by now, putting them several days ahead of their classmates.  Thus, I have secured a classroom library of interesting related readings, for example, Lone Survivor and War by Sebastian Junger, both engaging books that our school library had on hand.  These have proven to be a great addition to the unit. 

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Tracing Character and Thematic Developments by Creating Collaborative Online Book Notes (Day 2 of 2)

Unit 8: Extending Literary Reading in the Middle Chapters of The Kite Runner
Lesson 8 of 9

Objective: SWBAT trace character and thematic developments across a long, complex text in this second part of The Kite Runner by completing class notes.

Big Idea: Students continue to think in more complex and complete ways than is typically expected by collaborating using our 1:1 chromebook technology

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