Reflection: Checks for Understanding Author's Purpose: The PIE reflections - Section 2: Mini-Lesson


I’ve included some pictures of completed student Author’s Purpose 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 Author’s Purpose and completed the Guide correctly. The second picture shows students that showed misunderstanding in one or more aspects of the assignment, therefore, they received an S- (which is when they are just a step away from being Secure) or 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 Author’s Purpose. I have copies of these and all other Strategy Guides organized in a file crate so I can have them on hand to use with these students or any students another time to reinforce the strategy throughout the year. 

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Author's Purpose: The PIE reflections

Unit 3: Author's Purpose Unit
Lesson 5 of 5

Objective: SWBAT reflect on their understanding of Author's Purpose through written expression and visual representation.

Big Idea: Reflecting on the concept of Author's Purpose

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