Reflection: Modeling Recipe for Fiction - Section 3: Guided Practice


I was a little nervous about using the story "Eleven" with the students.  Mostly because of the complexity of the text.  There is so much to be said in this story and to discuss, I didn't want the students to forget our objective with using the story. 

This part took longer than the estimated time to read and teach.  The story is a catalyst for a great conversation and connections. 

It did work well for the elements of fiction, it just takes longer than the 20 minutes to read and teach.

 On another note, as we were reading the story, I modeled how I identified the elements of fiction, underlining and marking the text.  This seemed to help the students understand the process of analyzing the text closely. 

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Recipe for Fiction

Unit 1: Literary Analysis: Recipe for Fiction
Lesson 1 of 11

Objective: Students will be able to identify and apply the elements of fiction to analyze text.

Big Idea: Kick it up a notch with the right ingredients for fiction!

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