Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Perceptions, Actions, and Power in Of Mice and Men - Section 4: Application: Independent Practice


I recently adjusted my partner work time a bit because I noticed that some students do not accomplish as much when they work with partners. I realize that the whole point of partner work is learning through discussion, but I also know that not all students learn the same way. After partner work time, I want to also give some time for my students to work individually to finish up the work for the day. I think it is important to provide this time because they have a chance to read over their work and silently reflect on their individual understanding of characters' interactions.

This seemed to work out well for those students who prefer to work alone. I also was able to recognize students that were riding the coat tails of their partners and not really grasping the skill. I could spend one-on-one time working with them during these few minutes.

  Silent work time was a hit
  Adjustments to Practice: Silent work time was a hit
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Perceptions, Actions, and Power in Of Mice and Men

Unit 10: Actions and Reactions Of Mice and Men
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT analyze how complex characters develop in a text by citing evidence that reveals whether they are powerful or powerless.

Big Idea: Who has the power in of Mice and Men? I'll let the students decide.

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