Reflection: Checks for Understanding Identifying How Theme Represents a View of Life in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Day 1 of 1). - Section 3: Student Learning Activity


Scaffolded instruction, or the gradual release model, is an approach for moving your classroom
instruction from teacher-centered, whole group delivery to student-centered collaboration and independent practice.  In this lesson I refer to it as “I do, We do, You do.”  This instruction begins with demonstration, followed by prompt, and then practice.  I demonstrated looking at Chapter 1, identifying a theme and finding evidence or an explanation to prove my point.  During the Student Learning Activity I circulated while "we did it" and eventually most students independently completed the activity.



  I Do , We Do, You Do
  Checks for Understanding: I Do , We Do, You Do
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Identifying How Theme Represents a View of Life in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Day 1 of 1).

Unit 11: Themes: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT determine a theme and analyze its development over the course of the text by providing an objective summary of how a selection represents a comment on life.

Big Idea: Students identify themes and analyze how they connect to Junior's life.

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