Reflection: Rigor What's the problem? - Section 4: Closure




When I analyzed the students’ work, I was pleased to see that most had been able to identify the problem in the story. There were three basic types of answers:

A)     The first group of students wrote a simple sentence stating the problem:

 Student sample


B)     The second group had stated the problem, but had added information related to secondary problems, added sentences related to the sequence of events in the story, or both.

Student sample



C)     The third group of students had stated the problem and its cause.

Student sample

This seemed to be a good beginning, but I was concerned that the task had been a bit simplistic, not quite matching the rigor needed to truly meet CCSS. I would have to find ways to deepen my students understandings of problems and their central part in literature. 



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What's the problem?

Unit 1: Key Ideas and Details in Literature
Lesson 2 of 12

Objective: SWBAT identify the problem and its solution after listening to a story.

Big Idea: So ... did they fix it? An important element of a story plot is a problem and it's solution. Identifying these is a way in which students can demonstrate comprehension.

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problem-solution, English / Language Arts, Literature, Reading, Comprehension (Reading), Reading Comprehension, plot, story structure, story elements
  25 minutes
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