Reflection: How Does the Character Respond to Events? Day 1 of 2 - Section 1: Introduction


In using the story of the Lion and the Mouse I imagined my students would come to understand quickly how the lion changes. This particular event took longer than anticipated and it impacted the second part of the lesson. Because of this, I decided to teach the second part of the lesson in two parts. As a teacher, it is important to notice the kids’ mood and their interaction with the text, and to notice what is working, what is not, and what needs to be changed. This is part of teaching and we need to exercise flexibility in how we deliver the lessons. Sometimes, it’s a good idea to keeping pushing, but other times, it’s a good idea stop and continue on another day.

Since I had read the story of the Lion and the Mouse before, I thought they would be ready to express how the Lion changes, but they were not. I am thinking that in doing this lesson again, I would use the text, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill. This text may work better because the students can connect with the scenario easier. The length of the story will need to be kept in mind as a choice, but it may not matter given the students do like the story.

  Reflecting on the Lion and the Mouse Activity
  Reflecting on the Lion and the Mouse Activity
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How Does the Character Respond to Events? Day 1 of 2

Unit 14: My Name is Yoon
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT ask and answer questions to determine how the main character responds to challenging events.

Big Idea: A CAT, a BIRD, and a CUPCAKE ... What do all these things have to do with YOON?

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