Reflection: Perseverance Day 3 - Rude Giants - Section 2: Using Details in the Story to Determine What the Giants Have Learned - Guided Practice


As the school year comes to an end, I can't help but think how much my students have changed because of the changes I've made in my classroom.  At the beginning of the year, my students were unsure when answering questions.  They wanted to make sure they got the "right" answer.  I know many of them thought there was only one correct answer to my questions.

Once I introduced accountable talk in our classroom and taught my students how to express what they thought by using evidence, a whole new world opened up for them.  Our whole classroom culture has changed.  Based on my observations, I think my students feel empowered.  Each student has something to say, and they love to express themselves. The phrase, "What do you think about that?"  has become so incredibly powerful.

Transitioning to Common Core has presented challenges for me, but I also look back at what I've accomplished this year with my students and am celebrating my successes as well.

  How My Students Have Changed
  Perseverance: How My Students Have Changed
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Day 3 - Rude Giants

Unit 23: A First Grade Reading Comprehension Unit on "Rude Giants"
Lesson 3 of 3

Objective: SWBAT retell the story, including key details and demonstrating an understanding of the central message or lesson.

Big Idea: Today we will revisit a portion of our story and retell it using temporal words.

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