Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Unfamiliar Words and What do They Mean? - Section 3: Final Connections


With the lesson focusing on sharing our thoughts through discussion, I would like them to share with a partner instead of the whole class. I am asking them to share their opinion to the last question and their evidence to to the choice of the title. I ask students to find a partner by walking around the room and finding someone that they have never shared with. Once they have a pair I ask them to stand back to back. This gives me the opportunity to see who has a partner and because they are not facing each other, they are less likely to talk. 

Once the class is ready, I have them share and discuss why they felt the author chose the title for the book.  If there is extra time, I will have them switch and discuss with another partner.

  Asking a Partner Why
  Discourse and Questioning: Asking a Partner Why
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Unfamiliar Words and What do They Mean?

Unit 18: Number the Stars Literature Unit
Lesson 16 of 19

Objective: SWBAT read the psalm that is in Chapter 10 of Number the Stars and interpret why the author used it and why it is important to understanding the story.

Big Idea: Like poetry, a psalm can be difficult to understand. In this lesson, students will read and infer why the author used it and what it's purpose in the story is.

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English / Language Arts, Vocabulary and Concept Development, author's purpose, Poetry, Literature, Fictional Literature, historical fiction, character analysis, analyze details and draw conclusions, Number the Stars, relevant to the story
  30 minutes
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