Reflection: Problem-based Approaches "Slip or Trip" Analysis Activity - Section 2: Instructional Input/Guided Practice


This particular activity comes from one of a series of books available out there where students get to act as Crime Scene Investigators. If these are not an option, they are pretty easily replicated as your own original creation. If you are a good artist, which I am not, you can do both parts for yourself. If you are more like me and do not have the visual art talent, you may be able to collaborate with a colleague or friend who does. If that option doesn't appeal to you, there are a great many images out there on the internet that you could use as a basis for your own story. The point here is to present the students with a problem to solve using their analytical skill set and collaboration skills. It's a really fun activity that engaged the students and got them thinking and talking. 

  Why This Text? Could Another Work?
  Problem-based Approaches: Why This Text? Could Another Work?
Loading resource...

"Slip or Trip" Analysis Activity

Unit 1: Argument Writing
Lesson 4 of 13

Objective: Students will work to analyze an image and accompanying story in order to determine what is effective evidence and write an effective claim that is well-supported and written in the appropriate format of a microtheme.

Big Idea: Was Mr. Volupides' Death an Accident? Let's Look At the Evidence.

  Print Lesson
112 teachers like this lesson
stairs with runner
Similar Lessons
Writing About Independent Reading
8th Grade ELA » Independent Reading
Big Idea: Finding ways to assess a student's critical thinking about their reading.
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
Toby Murphy
Looking through the Lens of the the First Person Narrator: Refining Our Focus
8th Grade ELA » Looking through the Lens of the First Person Narrator
Big Idea: In opening paragraphs of first person novels and memoirs, authors reveal key details about the speaker, the setting and the conflict.
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
Devon  O'Brien
Voice, Tone, and Mood: What Are These And Why Do They Matter?
8th Grade ELA » Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
Big Idea: Don't use that voice! Watch your tone! I'm not in the mood! Using what students already know and applying it to writing.

Environment: Urban
Julianne Beebe
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload