Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Island of the Blue Dolphins Research - Section 2: Application


I love the idea of Student Challenges.  The children must look critically at the rubric and make determinations about their personal writing experience.  This was actually a spur-of-the moment idea that came after a child expressed difficulty with the sentence fluency component.  I said, "Why doesn't everyone pull out a piece of paper and write down notes about areas of concern in your own writing?"  In the future, I would have them write directly on a copy of the rubric or create a rubric with the same information, but with space to write.  I say this because all of the different notes were sloppy and not uniform, making my task more difficult than it had to be.

  Adjustments to Practice: Teacher Reflection
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Island of the Blue Dolphins Research

Unit 3: Literary Elements from the Island
Lesson 13 of 14

Objective: TSWBAT utilize information gathered in the text to choose a related topic in which to examine further.

Big Idea: Let's continue our exploration of the Island of the Blue Dolphins.

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English / Language Arts, theme (Writing), imagery, mood, literary device
  80 minutes
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