Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Day 6 of 8: Chapters 18-21 - Section 2: Lesson: Understanding How a Story Builds


Like many teachers, I like to use graphic organizers for many purposes in the classroom.  I decided to make two versions of "Understanding How a Story Builds", one paper/poster copy, and a digital copy for the SMART Board.  I also included it in the student packet for the kids to note where Edward was on the map daily after reading.  My goal was for students to see it over and over, as well as use their hand motion while reviewing, so they would develop a conceptual understanding of the progression of a novel.

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  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Graphic Organizers
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Day 6 of 8: Chapters 18-21

Unit 5: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
Lesson 6 of 19

Objective: SWBAT explain how a novel builds from chapter to chapter, telling how parts of the story relate to the whole novel. SWBAT answer questions after reading referring to the text, and making inferences to support their choices. SWBAT write a summary including the most important events, and characters after listening to a series of chapters.

Big Idea: The journey continues! The students learn and practice skills about understanding how a novel builds, summary writing, and comprehension questions as they read chapters 18-21 in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, Writing, Reading, Comprehension (Reading), Writing Process, novel, evidence, summary, Graphic Organizer, a and b questions, Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, audio recording, Summary Writing, parts of a novel, how a story builds
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