Reflection: Grappling with Complexity A Graphic Representation of Three Views of Storytelling, Day 1 of 2 - Section 3: Students Produce A Graphic Organizer


The task I assigned today is a very abstract for students. The idea of a blank paper in front of them on which they are to create a visual representation of relationships between three points of view is quite intimidating. Still, I let them to tackle the task with little support from me today. Tomorrow, I plan on giving them more help, but I decided that they need to struggle through assignments sometimes. Whatever they are able to figure out on their own with little help from me is worth more than if I had helped them through it. The work today started off slow and reluctant. My way of dealing with this was to give them the three guidelines I mentioned in the third section of the lesson and to push them to try something. By the end of the lesson, graphic organizers needed much work. Some visuals were just too confusing. Some were still a bit limited, such as one that only identified one similarity between all three perspectives. This student organizer, for example was confusing at the end of today and students had a difficult time saving it before they turned it in.

  Grappling with Complexity: Students Tackle The Assignment
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A Graphic Representation of Three Views of Storytelling, Day 1 of 2

Unit 10: Responses To The Things They Carried
Lesson 11 of 13

Objective: SWBAT analyze the perspective conveyed in three different texts by creating graphic organizer.

Big Idea: A different way of analyzing a central idea in a text is a nice change of pace.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Reading, responses to literature
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