Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Character Check-in - Section 3: Independent Work


As students were working today, we had an unplanned fire drill and part of our work time was lost. I really didn’t want this activity to extend into tomorrow so I adapted the assignment instead. On the back, I told students that they could skip the second question that asked them to write a complete physical description about their character. As they’ve struggled more with character traits than physical descriptions, this area was the least important to me. Removing it allowed students to focus their time on what was most important. 

After reviewing their work, it is clear that they still need more practice in this area. Although many students showed great growth, others still use feelings or other inappropriate terms as character traits. 

  Fire drills... Gotta love 'em!
  Adjustments to Practice: Fire drills... Gotta love 'em!
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Character Check-in

Unit 14: Skill and Strategy Practice with Fiction Texts
Lesson 14 of 14

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate what they've learned about characters using an independent text.

Big Idea: After several lesson designed to remediate issues with character, students complete a quick assessment to show what they now know.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, character trait, Fiction (Reading), assessment, character, character description, Text Evidence
  35 minutes
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