Reflection: Checks for Understanding Genre: Reflecting on Narrative vs. Informational text - Section 2: Mini-Lesson


I’ve included some pictures of completed student Genre Guides so that you can see what the end result may look like with your students. The grading scale we use in third grade in my district is B for Beginning understanding of concept, D for Developing within grade level, and S for Secure understanding of concept. The first picture shows students that have a Secure understanding of Genre and completed the Guide correctly. The second picture shows students that showed misunderstanding in one or more aspects of the assignment, therefore, they received a Developing score. I provided feedback to these students (my feedback is written in blue pen) and also worked with them in a strategy group during Independent Reading time to help them get a better understanding of Genre. I have copies of these and all other Strategy Guides organized in a file crate (see picture) so I can have them on hand to use with these students or any students another time to reinforce the strategy throughout the year. Fortunately, I did not have any students that showed a Beginning understanding and I think that is largely due to the scaffolding and repeated practice of this concept throughout the week.

  Completed Genre Guide Samples
  Checks for Understanding: Completed Genre Guide Samples
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Genre: Reflecting on Narrative vs. Informational text

Unit 4: Genre Unit
Lesson 5 of 5

Objective: SWBAT reflect on their understanding of Narrative vs. Informational text through written expression and visual representation

Big Idea: Reflecting on the main branches of Genre

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