Reflection: Adjustments to Practice The Main Idea with "The Dinosaur Herds" - Section 5: Closure


  I didn't teach the writing portion of the lesson as I've written it.  I've worked regularly with my instructional coach through the Master Teacher Project this year.  It has taken a whole year of analyzing my teaching practices and my written work to see what is the best way to teach each of these lessons.  If you look at my student work Student Work Dinosaur Herds.docx,you will see that the writing is weak.  As I edit this lesson now I say to myself, "Why didn't I teach this lesson like this the first time?" Hindsight is always 20/20. This is why I went back and rewrote this section.  The next time I teach this lesson, it will be as I've written it.  I know the writing will be stronger as a result. 

     Another thing, which I did do, is have my students continue to do some peer editing.  I usually do all my students' editing so it is a stretch for me to let them do this.  I know that the editing won't be as good as if I had edited it but I know I need to start giving them the opportunity to do this.  I thought I had taken pictures of the "after editing process" but sent the work home with students before I realized my mistake.  I did however get video of them editing each others work so you at least get to see that part Peer Editing Dinosaur Herds.mp4 .

  Adjustments to Practice: Analyzing Student's Work
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The Main Idea with "The Dinosaur Herds"

Unit 14: Small Group Reading Lessons
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: SWBAT locate supporting details and identify the main idea in an informational text.

Big Idea: Do you know how dinosaurs used to work together?

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English / Language Arts, main idea and details, analysis, narrative
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