Reflection: Checks for Understanding Aarrr, Me Hearties! Compare, Contrast, and Share: Pirate Week Day 5 of 5 - Section 3: Finish Pirate Stories Compare and Contrast


My students had experience with completing Venn diagrams prior to entering third grade, but giving them specific story elements to include was new to them.  It was challenging for students to consider all of the elements that I included on the Venn diagram.  I know that I'll need to support students as we continue to compare and contrast texts throughout the year.  As each student finished I checked in with them to see how they felt they did with this activity.  This quick "Check for Understanding" provided a good insight into how my students perceive their own reading abilities.

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Aarrr, Me Hearties! Compare, Contrast, and Share: Pirate Week Day 5 of 5

Unit 2: Ocean Inspired Unit
Lesson 10 of 13

Objective: SWBAT read and comprehend a fictional pirate story at their independent level. SWBAT complete a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting story elements, text and illustration features, and then write a paragraph to summarize their ideas. SWBAT share their ideas with the class, and listen to others.

Big Idea: It's the last day of our Pirate Week! Me mateys finish up any reading, Venn diagrams, and paragraphs. We share our work and weigh anchor one last time! The crew takes a short assessment modeled from the PARCC samples.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Differentiation, theme, characters, setting, compare and contrast, problem and solution, Genre, Graphic Organizer, How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long, pirate, Common Core Poster, Venn diagrapm
  65 minutes
day 3 compare and contrast
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