Reflection: Pacing Ready, Set, Analyze! - Section 3: Guided/Independent Practice


It has been an internal struggle of mine deciding whether or not to use new stories and text with each skill I introduce.  I often wonder if one way proves to be more effective.  In the past, I have used a novel to introduce the skills, so the plot is always progressing forward.  This year, I decided to try using shorter pieces and keeping them around for multiple lessons.  So far, it is proving to work very well.  The students seem much more able to focus on the skill verses the comprehension of the story in addition to applying the skill.  I know this is where I want the students to be eventually, but until I can build their reading stamina, I need to ensure they are successful now.  By using familiar text and characters, the students are able to immediately practice the skill and get feedback on the spot.  This has been a huge benefit for my struggling students. 

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Ready, Set, Analyze!

Unit 1: Literary Analysis: Recipe for Fiction
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: Students will be able to analyze a text for indirect character traits.

Big Idea: Students compete to demonstrate their skills on analyzing text for characterization!

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