Reflection: Student Self-Assessment Panel Discussion of Characters in "Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" - Section 5: Wrap-Up and Self-Evaluation


The students entered comments on exit slips throughout this unit, and each of these helped me to see their progress in the student-centered discussion ethos that we carried through the three multi-day lessons: the hotseat, fishbowl and panel discussion.  These activities worked along a scope and sequence to release control of the important act of directing the discussion into their hands.  They responded well--not perfectly--to this authority, and they guided each other to go deeper into the text (as the student writes here) and to be inclusive. 

  Exit Slip Reflecting on Panel Discussion
  Student Self-Assessment: Exit Slip Reflecting on Panel Discussion
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Panel Discussion of Characters in "Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"

Unit 2: Metacognition and The Absolutely-True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Lesson 14 of 19

Objective: SWBAT question and respond to issues of characterization by participating in a panel discussion of characters in the novel.

Big Idea: Students interpret characters and themes more deeply when they portray and question those characters in class!

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