Reflection: Lesson Planning Choice Novel Unit: Motives & Action - Section 1: Activator: Movie Time!


It's a wonderful thing to have technology in the classroom. Students are eager and fearless in trying out new ways to gather information and display what they learn. However, as in all things, they soon discover that without some serious pre-planning the finished product does not  meet their expectations. You cannot be a good athlete without training, a good cook without a recipe, a good writer without organization, and the list goes on. The same is true for the videos they create about the novels they are reading: they need planning too. I have found that this graphic organizer works well for that purpose.

  Lesson Planning: Technology in the Classroom
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Choice Novel Unit: Motives & Action

Unit 9: Character Change: Choice Novel Unit
Lesson 8 of 13

Objective: Students delve deep into the text to find out how motivations influence actions.

Big Idea: What lies behind a character's actions?

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English / Language Arts, character development
  55 minutes
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