Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Recounting Farfallina & Marcel Day 2 of 2 - Section 3: Recounting the Midldle Section


How did my students do with the recounting. Let's look at some of their work.

In the writing piece, Recounting1, the student captures some key details of the middle. For example, she notes how they played games which is correct. She also states accurately how Farfallina does not feel well, and that is the turning point in the story. She points out that Farfallina turns into butterfly but doesn't mention that Marcel turns into a goose.  Also, I had asked to illustrate the story, she does a good job with the first three illustrations, but she doesn't show the change of season in the last one.

Next, in the writing piece, Recounting6, while he states how Farfallina does not feel well, he misses on how the characters played with one another and how considerate they were of one another. This is important in the story. His illustrations do capture some of the key details.

Then, in the piece, Recounting, the student missed the key details of how the characters spent their time which was key in how they later recognized each other. Also, the trees in the illustrations at the end still show spring instead of fall.

Last, the piece, Recounting16, while the print is messy, did capture the key details of what happened in the middle of the story. While the illustrations are not as detailed, they do capture the essence of what happened.

I was surprised by how the students did with capturing the key details of the story with the illustrations. They did not do as well as I thought they would do at this time of the year. While I have included many the illustrations in our conversations, they did not have that many opportunities to capture recounting through illustrations. This may be a reason why they did not pay as close attention as I expected them. 

  Writing Across the Disciplines: Recounting The Story
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Recounting Farfallina & Marcel Day 2 of 2

Unit 9: Farfallina & Marcel
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: SWBAT recount a literary text using with key details based on text evidence.

Big Idea: It is time to write and illustrate what happens in the middle. What is Farfallina changing into? What about Marcel?

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