Reflection: Real World Applications Let's Play Charades! Applying Inference Skills Through Visual Clues - Section 4: Closing the Loop


When we finished this lesson, I felt that students had not gained a strong enough understanding of the importance of emotional connection—of being able to “read” the emotions of others— in making inferences. They understood the clues presented in the scenes and could guess what was happening and what characters were feeling, but they couldn't explain why they knew how the characters were feeling that way or why their actions were so interesting to watch. I wanted them to make the connection between their thoughts and their emotions and come to the realization that characters’ perspectives influence viewers’ perspectives. This is a running theme in Common Core standards. I’m going to develop some activities where students act out short plays and audience members evaluate character traits, feelings, and attitudes and analyze the influence of the scenes on the viewers. Should be fun!

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  Real World Applications: Future lessons for improving understanding
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Let's Play Charades! Applying Inference Skills Through Visual Clues

Unit 1: Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT...apply inferring skills to determine meaning of mini dramas portrayed by student peers

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