Reflection: Checks for Understanding Free in Freemont? Analyzing Amir's Attempts to Escape the Ghosts of Afghanistan (day 1 of 2) - Section 2: Quiz


I have been noticing a great degree of success in this unit.  It's a long book, beyond the comfortable reading level of some of the students, but they have been sticking with it.  I'd like to claim that it's likely due to all of the great, innovative teaching practices and engaging discussions, etc., etc., but it very well  may be largely due to the daily quizzes.  These give students a tangible record of how they are reading, frequent feedback, a sort of notice that I am paying attention to their progress, etc. 

Today's split quiz gives them a bookmark with their results, so I know  that they will think about how they did at least one more time, whey they go home to do tonight's reading.  

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Free in Freemont? Analyzing Amir's Attempts to Escape the Ghosts of Afghanistan (day 1 of 2)

Unit 8: Extending Literary Reading in the Middle Chapters of The Kite Runner
Lesson 1 of 9

Objective: SWBAT track cultural differences and life developments of Amir's character by engaging in a systematic study of the middle chapters of The Kite Runner by using my patented Extending Reading Framework.

Big Idea: We turn our attention towards extending reading!

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English / Language Arts, cultural significance, characterization (Fictional Lit), Reading Stamina, extending reading, Kite Runner, khastagari, reading coaching, reading comprehnsion, lexile, longer texts
  35 minutes
extending reading
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