Reflection: High Quality Task Design a Cause and Effect Poster for Because of Winn-Dixie - Section 4: Closure


Making reference to gravity was the science connection and the students drawing their cause and effect posters was the art connection.  I anticipated student misconceptions of writing the effect on the left side of the graphic organizer and writing the cause on the right side.  To proactively address this misconception, I instructed students to think of what happened first and list it on the right side as the effect, and then go back and think about "why" the event happened or the cause and list it on the left side.  This did prove to be an effective instructional strategy.  Also, checking students' understanding after they completed the graphic organizer before they illustrated their poster was effective in terms of using time efficiently.

  Science and Art Connections
  High Quality Task: Science and Art Connections
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Design a Cause and Effect Poster for Because of Winn-Dixie

Unit 3: This Land is Our Land
Lesson 4 of 17

Objective: SWBAT design a cause and effect poster based on events in the story Because of Winn-Dixie.

Big Idea: Students use events in the story Because of Winn-Dixie to design a cause and effect poster.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, Reading, Comprehension (Reading), cause and effect, posters, Because of Winn
  60 minutes
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