Reflection: Student Feedback Predict the Ending - It Goes Around and Around! - Section 3: Teacher's Turn


I was puzzled and amazed by this lesson....

The puzzlement came from the students' difficulty picking main events. Some of my students did not have any ideas and others wanted to retell all the details. They really had to be lead through this lesson and ended up copying what was on the board. They did alright with the the last event on 'Students Take A Turn', but I see that we'll have to do more lessons on writing key details and really using the story structure to identify a few events. I was also puzzled at how messy some of my students copied.  Here's a sample of a student's handwriting. They were a bit rushed at the end so their handwriting was not very legible.  I'll have to plan better timing tomorrow!

The amazement came from their understanding of the cyclical event idea.  They were really interested in how the story came back to the same place.  I'll be doing a lesson next to replicate this idea with more emphasis on identifying story events.

  Student Feedback: Puzzled and amazed at the same time....
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Predict the Ending - It Goes Around and Around!

Unit 3: Let's Practice Predicting
Lesson 3 of 8

Objective: SWBAT describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story and help the students to predict an ending based on how the characters change over the course of a text.

Big Idea: Some stories are cyclical - the ideas go around and around! That makes it easy to predict the ending!

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Reading, 2nd Grade, predicting, story elements, rhythm, If You Give A Cat A Cupcake, repeated words, cyclical stories, questioning, retelling
  45 minutes
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