Reflection: Checks for Understanding Ready, Set, PodCast! - Section 1: Complete Middle East/Asia Novel: Silent Reading


I had one student whom I doubted was reading her novel. I kept checking in during conferences and I looked over her discussion boxes carefully. She seemed to be on track based on her writing. However, in discussion she hung back, and I noticed would change the topic to get the group off task. This made me think is she reading the novel?

On the last day of reading, I handed her this ticket, and I said: I've noticed that you've sort of halfheartedly gone through this unit, (and I referenced her group behavior). Now, I need you to prove to me that you've really read and you've really retained the information from your novel.

She looked at me wide-eyed. Then she went to her desk and came back with a ton of detailed feedback about the novel; what she liked and what she didn't. She filled out the whole back side. It felt like a win.

  Value of an exit slip.
  Checks for Understanding: Value of an exit slip.
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Ready, Set, PodCast!

Unit 6: Multicultural Literature Circles
Lesson 15 of 17

Objective: SWBAT create PodCasts based on events that have taken place in their characters' lives, after the novel ends.

Big Idea: What happens to these characters after our story ends? This PodCast interview gives students the chance to infer about these character's lives after the story ends.

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