Reflection: Grappling with Complexity The Big Bad Wolf in Number the Stars - Section 2: T-Chart Note Taking and Comparing


As I walked around the room, I noticed that my students were struggling to make detailed notes. They had some basic ideas fro both characters and I realized that they needed my help to think deeper. I asked the class to give me their attention again, and explained what I saw so now we work together. 

I start by asking prompting questions about Annemarie: What was in the basket? Where was she going? Why? What feelings was she feeling? How do you know? What was she afraid of?

I then ask the same types of questions for Little Red. This side goes much smoother. They have a basic idea of what the expectation is and they are ready with answers this time. 

  Prompting Further Thinking
  Grappling with Complexity: Prompting Further Thinking
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The Big Bad Wolf in Number the Stars

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

Objective: SWBAT write a T-chart that compares the protagonist's situation and her use of Little Red Riding Hood to help her through it.

Big Idea: In Number the Stars, our main character retells herself the story of Little Red Riding Hood to ease her fears. Students will compare her situation with the fairy tale.

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English / Language Arts, compare-and-contrast, Literature, Fictional Literature, historical fiction, discussions, Little Red Riding Hood, Number the Stars
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