Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Similarities and Differences in Text About Animal Helpers - Section 3: Partner Work


The Proficient work shows where I was trying to go in this lesson. I did also have some Above Grade Level Work. The information is different because one author sees helping dogs as mostly beneficial to humans, and the other sees them as helpful to other animals. The basic work shows that the student got stuck in the text features that we used to gather the perspective and never reached the perspective.

I feel like my strategy of determining the similarities and differences by analyzing the text features confused my class. It was like the students got stuck on the text features and did not analyze how they represented the information.  I think I needed to stress the similarities and differences in the author's perspective more throughout the lesson for myself and my class.


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Similarities and Differences in Text About Animal Helpers

Unit 15: Similarities and Differences Between Informational Texts
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: SWBAT determine the similarities and differences in the authors' perspectives in two texts on the same topic.

Big Idea: Deepen students' knowledge about animals as they analyze text on the same topic.

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English / Language Arts, informational text, similarities and differences
  55 minutes
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