Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Number the Stars Bio Poem - Section 1: Who is .... The Bio Poem Framework


Being prepared for those anything can happen moments is crucial in teaching. In this portion of the lesson, I asked student to brainstorm their thoughts and try to make connections to their previous learning. When I began to ask students what they thought about and the connections I was prepared for some variations to how they might connect the word "bio." 

I was not quite prepared for the one boy who would answer something completely different. i believe that the worst thing I could do would be to invalidate their thinking and to not give them positive encouragement for taking the risk to answer the question. I try to give positive feedback and then move to another student to show how they connected the word. 

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Number the Stars Bio Poem

Unit 18: Number the Stars Literature Unit
Lesson 13 of 19

Objective: SWBAT write a small bio poem with one of the Number the Stars character's point of view.

Big Idea: Bio Poems are fun and can reveal a lot about a person. Students will learn about and create a bio poem for themselves and then as one of the characters from Number the Stars.

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