Reflection: Gradual Release The Man Who Mailed Himself to Freedom - Section 1: Mini-lesson


I reminded my students to make a picture in their mind of what they are seeing, hearing and feeling based on the main events in the story. This is very powerful because of the parts of the brain that are activated- the limbic system as well as the occipital and temporal lobes.

As I planned this lesson,  I came up with the idea of having students make a postage stamp drawing, a little sketch to go with the main events in the second half of the story to support their recall when they retell across their fingers.

  Gradual Release: Developing a Conceptual Understanding
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The Man Who Mailed Himself to Freedom

Unit 7: Historical Fiction- Slavery and the Civil War
Lesson 6 of 15

Objective: SWBAT listen to a story and summarize the main events by stopping and creating a visual image.

Big Idea: Travel across the pages of a book with stops along the way!

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