Reflection: Lesson Planning Introduction to Drawing Conclusions - Section 4: Collaborative Activity


I have taught this lesson several times, however, in light of trying to include rigor and student collaboration this was the first time I included the collaborative activity.  For a beginning of the year activity, I think it works well; however this lesson was taught closer to the middle of the year, and my students had some experience working together and reading.  I have noted in my personal reflections the next time I use this activity to allow my students to complete the entire activity with their partners after the initial example and to explain why they had to draw the conclusion.

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Introduction to Drawing Conclusions

Unit 10: Predict, Infer, and Conclude
Lesson 5 of 8

Objective: SWBAT use story clues and prior knowledge to draw conclusions about what is happening in a story.

Big Idea: In this introductory lesson your students will realize that the new concept of drawing conclusions is something they already have a lot of experience with.

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