Reflection: Modeling Send Me a Text (Feature) and I'll "Poster" a Reply - Section 1: Making the Foldable


I taught this lesson to two groups but I only created a model for the second.  Why did I only create a model for the second?  I found that in the first group, they didn't retain how I wanted their boxes to look.  Many of the students forgot parts or put them in the wrong places.  At lunch, I created a model for the second group that I was able to display.  They kept referring back to the model and the second group's posters turned out much nicer.  

We expect students to listen and follow directions, but not all students are audio leaners.  This was brought back to me quickly as I listened to myself repeat the directions over and over.  The importance of modeling was something that all good teachers know and do, but forget at times when we think the task is simple enough.  Every time- every lesson- every group- I will remember!!

  Reflection: The Importance of Modeling
  Modeling: Reflection: The Importance of Modeling
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Send Me a Text (Feature) and I'll "Poster" a Reply

Unit 4: Climbing the Mountain: A Path to Understanding Nonfiction
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: SWBAT to find and identify nonfiction text features as well as explain how they help people to comprehend nonfiction texts.

Big Idea: Giving students access to real life print and letting them manipulate it will give them a more authentic understanding of nonfiction text features.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Nonfiction (Reading), foldable, Nonfiction Text Features
  80 minutes
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