Reflection: Self-Talk Predict the Ending - It Goes Around and Around! - Section 4: The Students Take a Turn


When I taught this lesson, I expected my students to be able to choose the main ideas of the story more easily for the boxes. However, I found that they still want to list all of the events and are not really able to step back from the pages and see the main ideas. Here's my thoughts about the students struggling with retelling.

  Self-Talk: Retell vs Main Idea
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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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