Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Applying the Change Model to the First Chapters of A Separate Peace - Section 1: Introducing the William & Mary Change Model


While my school does not have a G/T track, we are lucky to have some rich materials from the William and Mary program for gifted students.  The Change Model is an example of G/T materials that are not just appropriate but very helpful for non-GT students as well.  The open-ended nature of the model means that students can approach the analysis task from virtually any entry point.  Of course, this allows for great extension opportunities, but also allows struggling learners to make strides at their own pace.

Throughout the past few years, I have been working toward an endorsement in Gifted Education.  Some of the courses that I have taken have really opened my eyes to flexible options that could benefit all kids.  The creative thinking that this particular population both engages in and demands makes for a lot of fun in lesson planning, even for those of us who have been at it for a while.

What is nice about the Common Core is that there are standards, but not a single route to achieving them.  I think that allows educators to stretch and to discover the best way to meet the needs of all students, gifted or not.

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Applying the Change Model to the First Chapters of A Separate Peace

Unit 16: A Separate Peace
Lesson 2 of 8

Objective: SWBAT develop their ideas about different categories of change and apply them to the novel.

Big Idea: Our perception of change adjusts with a shift in perspective.

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