Reflection: Checks for Understanding Go DEEPER and Make Connections To Extend Understanding - Section 3: Teachers' Turn


The students were more confused that I had anticipated when I introduced this activity.  I think the organizer confused them originally. We stopped and took some time to talk about connections - Bob can connect to soccer and so can Jan - 'so what?'  (the kids actually came up with the 'so what?' phrase, but we did use it) 'Bob plays soccer and he knows the rules for the game so he explained them to us - ooooh'

As we progressed through the discussion, I think it became more clear to distinguish the kinds of reflections we might have and how deep connections help us more.  I did use the board to give prompts to the students because they still needed that visual. This is a video of the prompting in this white board example. 

  Checks for Understanding: Some Time Needed to Understand
Loading resource...

Go DEEPER and Make Connections To Extend Understanding

Unit 4: Connecting with Key Details and Theme
Lesson 4 of 11

Objective: SWBAT recount parts of a story to determine a theme and connect to the story details with their own feelings.

Big Idea: What's Connecting? - Recount Ideas, Determine a Theme and Connect to an Experience and a Feeling.

  Print Lesson
English / Language Arts, Reading, Special Education, theme (Reading Comp), Literature, 2nd Grade, Connecting, Max Lucado, key details, plot, point of view, Reading Strategies
  55 minutes
go deeper lesson image
Similar Lessons
Types of Questions
2nd Grade ELA » Shared Inquiry Discussion
Big Idea: In order to participate in shared inquiry, students must understand and apply effective interpretive questions for discussion.
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Pollution In Our Town
2nd Grade Science » Engineers are Scientists Too
Big Idea: Is there a problem with pollution in our town? How can we identify what that problem is?
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
Beth McKenna
What is this Narrative About?
2nd Grade ELA » My Name is Yoon
Big Idea: Sharing the reading empowers us as thinkers.
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
Maricela Rodriguez
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload