Reflection: Complex Tasks Who Are We? Where Did We Come From? - Section 4: Next Stop: Reflect


I love this book and I love the anticipation guide but I've never used them together until this year. If I could go back and redo one thing in this lesson, it would be to save the reflection for the next day. The students had just made predictions, grappled with difficult text and checked their predictions and then I asked them to read through the text with me to reflect.  It was a bit too much.  I think the students would have gotten more from the actual reflections and changing their misconceptions had we waited and done that part the next day.  

I guess the lesson here is to monitor the information the students are processing at a time and break lessons up into manageable pieces so as to build connections for them and not overwhelm them.  

  Reflection: Information Overload!!
  Complex Tasks: Reflection: Information Overload!!
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Who Are We? Where Did We Come From?

Unit 7: Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones: The Mystery of North America's First People
Lesson 1 of 3

Objective: SWBAT explain how the first people came North America.

Big Idea: Studying the ancient people who settled our continent will provide the foundation for understanding the development of our nation.

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English / Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading, Nonfiction (Reading), anticipation guides, Native Americans, Bering Land Bridge
  65 minutes
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