Reflection: Continuous Assessment What's Up With Wemberly - Section 3: Independent Practice


My students are still struggling with when the middle ends and the end begins. Tasks like these help me continually assess who is still struggling, and what needs to be retaught.

We have talked about problem and solution, and how finding them can help them figure out where the middle and end of a story are. 

We have also discussed, and I have modeled looking for when certain actions the character is doing changes. For example in this story Max couldn't catch a fish. Then he went to the fisherman and bought some so grandma could cook them. He had a problem, and he solved it. He also was doing one action, trying to catch a fish, and then switched to another action. 

I am using simpler stories for these activities until they become better at discovering where the beginning, middle, and end are. Those students who are more proficient will move on to more complex stories.

  Continuous Assessment: Stopping Points
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What's Up With Wemberly

Unit 2: Wemberly Worried
Lesson 2 of 4

Objective: SWBAT summarize a story using their own words

Big Idea: Wemberly Worried gets broken into beginning, middle, and end and summarized

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Reading, summarizing, Beginning, Middle, End
  40 minutes
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