Reflection: Student Ownership Hope is the Ability to See the Solutions to Problems - Section 1: Guiding the Learning


As I mentioned in the previous lesson reflection, this is a higher lexile level text so I introduced visuals and discussions to promote understanding. Once I got my students to that point I wanted to have them take ownership of their learning through their own guided questioning. Then to support the CCSS needs I asked them to support their reasoning with text evidence.

In the next videos you can see how we closed up the book with "what if" questions to get them to think about how the choices made changed the outcomes of the events in the story. To promote that reading for deeper meaning I asked them to evaluate if they thought the choices made were what they would do and what they may have done differently. This helped them to internalize the learning I had hoped for with the story.

In between this and the previous lesson we had shared the other chapters and conducted similar discussions, but because of the repetitiveness of the lessons I chose not to include them here - great thing is that this book is also one that you could skip around and teach at a faster pace if your schedule demands. 

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Hope is the Ability to See the Solutions to Problems

Unit 17: People Who Changed Our World
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT...Review the key ideas expressed in "The Diary of Ann Frank" and draw conclusions about problems and solutions in light of information and knowledge in text and in discussions

Big Idea: Every problem has a solution, but sometimes we don't see it from others perspectives. Discussing different strategies helps us to see a bigger picture of the events that occur.

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