Reflection: Continuous Assessment Finding The Concrete Details In Narrative Writing - Section 4: Group Wrap Up


When any lesson is taught, it's important to be aware of how the lesson itself is going. As teachers, we need to keep in mind what is working in the lesson and what is not. In this lesson, I noticed that students needed more guided instruction and less individual practice. They responded well as I took them through the chart but they struggled working on it independently. They really flourished when they were able to work collaboratively and bounce ideas off each other. I noticed that students were able to immerse themselves more into the text and were able to fully analyze the details in it when they are working in a group. The guided instruction earlier in the lesson worked well but the individual practice was a bit overwhelming for them.

This kind of reflection is important not only after a lesson but during the lesson. Many students are naturally collaborative. Not only do they want to work in a group but they work best in a group. That is something that we need to be aware of when teaching.


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Finding The Concrete Details In Narrative Writing

Unit 8: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Reading and Analyzing Mentor Texts
Lesson 7 of 7

Objective: SWBAT locate details in narrative writing in order to determine purpose.

Big Idea: Five senses for five questions. Finding the good stuff.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, personal narrative, detail, Mentor Texts, narrative, Metaphor
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