Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Why Characters Do What They Do - Section 5: Group Work


I think the key thing here is to make sure the students are using a text that supports the skill and is of interest to the students.  The Below Level example showed the girls unable to give the correct why.  They were laughing because they knew they were unsure.  They man in the edge of the video is the Volunteer in the Class.  He helps us for one hour a week.  He was trying to tell me that they had been having a discussion around the why. The girls probably did not have as much prior knowledge regarding Star Wars. I should have selected a text that would have been more interesting or familiar to the girls.  The Proficient Student Work was completed by the boys who were very familiar and excited to read about Star Wars.

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Why Characters Do What They Do

Unit 1: Plot
Lesson 2 of 10

Objective: SWBAT analyze how and why characters interact over the course of the text.

Big Idea: Changing shoes is connected to a character analysis. Why do we change shoes?

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