Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Pictures, Please! - Section 2: Independent Practice


Students were very adept in finding subtleties in the illustrations to determine character feelings. They noticed that Mr. Slinger's (from Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse) tail was up and curly when he was happy and down and straight when he was mad. I had never noticed that in all the years I have read this story to students! They even noticed that Lilly's eyebrows were down when she was unhappy. They made the same connections when reading The Ballad of Mulan

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Reflection
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Pictures, Please!

Unit 6: The Ballad of Mulan
Lesson 10 of 14

Objective: SWBAT use illustrations to explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story emphasize aspects of a character.

Big Idea: Students have been using text to determine a character's feelings. Text illustrations can be used to support the text in determining character feelings.

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