Reflection: Trust and Respect It's In the Bag: More Comparing and Contrasting - Section 2: Left Holding the Bag: Comparing and Contrasting


We, as teachers, know that our students need extra instruction in social skills especially the ones who don't receive that instruction at home.  I found in this lesson that I left those important directions out.  When my students began feeling the objects and saying words, a few were getting upset that their table mates were "copying".  

We had to have the conversation that this was a group activity and that it was OK to share words- that it was even a great idea to share words.  It became immediately clear that I left out the social skills rules for this lesson.  

Next time we will have that discussion: 1.)  It's OK to share words and 2.)  You can't hog the bag. Feel a couple of times then pass.  It will come back around to you.  

  Reflection: Teaching Social Skills
  Trust and Respect: Reflection: Teaching Social Skills
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It's In the Bag: More Comparing and Contrasting

Unit 8: Beyond the Venn Diagram: Learning to Write A Compare and Contrast Paragraph
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT compose a compare and contrast paragraph with both a topic and concluding sentence.

Big Idea: Students need to move beyond the Venn diagram tool to be able to compare and contrast objects.

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English / Language Arts, topic sentence, Writing, Reading, Comprehension (Reading), concluding sentence, compare and contrast, interactive student notebok
  50 minutes
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