Reflection: Student Ownership The Gingerbread Mouse--A Retelling Activity - Section 3: Assessment


I think that the children love this activity because they get to name Mouse and give her more characteristics.  They create additional adventures and share them with their classmates.  They particularly like the candy cane mouse because it is three dimensional and is fun to have it for acting out the story. 

The houses were very cute, but I need to model the construction piece better.  I made an assumption that the children knew what features houses have, but I did not discuss it with them previous to given them the materials to make a house.  It took a lot more time and effort on my part to say over and over again, "How will she get in the house?  Doesn't your mouse's house need a door?

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The Gingerbread Mouse--A Retelling Activity

Unit 8: A Dozen Gingerbread Treats
Lesson 2 of 12

Objective: SWBAT to retell a story and write about the character. Student Objective: I can retell a story, and write about my mouse..

Big Idea: Using props to retell a story builds a deeper understanding of the story.

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