Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Ending The Search for Identity--Did we find it? - Section 5: Closure or Jeopardy


Ending with jeopardy is a small extrinsic reward for their hard work, but I want to add that my students were intrinsically motivated to do well on their paragraphs. None of them rushed it just so they could play. In fact, only 2 of my 4 English 9 classes were able to play, and they only played about 10-15 minutes.

Instead of running the game this time, I wanted them to take ownership of this task, so I assigned a student to run the board from my Promethean Smartboard and keep score. Each group wrote their responses on a small whiteboard. Overall, I was proud that they were more interested in finishing their writing than in playing the game. Love these kids!

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Ending The Search for Identity--Did we find it?

Unit 5: The Search for Identity: "The House on Mango Street"
Lesson 7 of 7

Objective: SWBAT synthesize information from texts read during the unit to answer the essential question for the unit in a shared constructed response.

Big Idea: Students make a two ingredient text soup by partnering up to discuss and write about what shapes our identity the most using ideas from 2 different texts.

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