Reflection: Student Grouping A Gaggle of Google dockers: Writing the Problem-Solution Paragraph and Identifying Epithets and Epic Similes - Section 3: Application: Writing the Problem-Solution Paragraph from notes


Since this was our first collaborative Google doc, I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on how the collaborative writing went. I was apprehensive about having students collaborate on a typed document because I thought they would easily become frustrated and overwhelmed with how much they really needed to work together. Okay...there was some frustration in some groups, but overall, they did a wonderful job of working together and every single group completed the assignment on time.

One of the key things to remember when having students work on this type of group assignment is to give them ideas that will assist them in completion of the task. I gave them a strategy of pairing off within their groups of four to complete various parts of the paragraph and other tasks, and I think this was one of the reasons that they all won today.

  Our first collaborative Google doc
  Student Grouping: Our first collaborative Google doc
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A Gaggle of Google dockers: Writing the Problem-Solution Paragraph and Identifying Epithets and Epic Similes

Unit 16: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
Lesson 3 of 8

Objective: SWBAT explain the problems and solutions in the Odyssey by developing a coherent paragraph; SWBAT evaluate the effect of the epithets in The Odyssey by writing an explanatory paragraph

Big Idea: Students work in groups using the technology of "Google docking" for collaborative writing and note-taking

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English / Language Arts, Google documents, The Odyssey, Collaborative Writing, Shared Writing Products, Mad Libs, Epithets, epic simile
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