Reflection: Complex Tasks What Would You Do? - Section 6: Evaluate


This student work is a great example of how I have scaffolded my instruction in the past and now the student is able to write a complete sentence. So, the student that created this work wrote each letter about three inches tall in August, and I began writing everything for him with a highlighter. He traced it, and I faded out my help as time went by. Now it is October, he can complete the task of designing a solution to a problem using evidence from the lesson and write a sentence about it.

Not only have I learned that with consistent scaffolding and a gradual release my students can drastically increase the quality of their work, but I have learned that students need to be held to high standards. This lesson is full of rigor, but I provide a lot of help to avoid frustration in my students. Questioning, partner work, and highlighting are great ways to help students achieve complex tasks.

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What Would You Do?

Unit 3: Create a Solution to a Human Problem Caused by Animals
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: SWBAT design a solution to a problem caused by birds.

Big Idea: Students determine a solution to how to keep birds out of their teachers barn.

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