Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Precursor to "Flowers for Algernon" - Section 3: Independent Practice


I have done a similar version of this activity in the past, where I did not provide the kids with the worksheet. As part of our district initiative to enact continuous improvement practices, I check in with my students to solicit feedback regularly. The students give me pluses (things to keep) and deltas (things to consider changing) with comfort and ease. In the case of this lesson, a consistent suggestion for change was to help the students focus as they work to research their topic/concept. In response, I added this resource. Even with it being as simple as it is, the kids responded very well to it. 

  Where did the graphic organizer come from?
  Adjustments to Practice: Where did the graphic organizer come from?
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Precursor to "Flowers for Algernon"

Unit 10: "Flowers For Algernon"
Lesson 1 of 3

Objective: Students will discuss issues related to the themes of the story they will be reading, "Flowers for Algernon" and will do brief research about points on the timeline of special education in the United States.

Big Idea: Is that Really How Society Felt?

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Fictional Literature, research, history, intelligence, popularity
  50 minutes
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