Reflection: High Quality Task The Whipping Boy - Making Connections - Section 3: Making Connections with Diary of a Worm


If you check out the following picture, you can see just how many connections were made while reading "Diary of a Worm."  

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I was VERY worried after the students plastered the posters with their sticky notes that the students would be overwhelmed when it came time to read over and analyze whether or not the sticky notes were in the correct place.  I was completely WRONG!  The y read through the notes carefully and were so proud of themselves when they found one they believed belonged on a different poster.

The students were thoroughly engaged. I would highly recommend this task for other subjects as well.

  High Quality Task: Sticky Note Attack
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The Whipping Boy - Making Connections

Unit 14: The Whipping Boy
Lesson 7 of 18

Objective: SWBAT make connections with the text and recognize those connections.

Big Idea: Students will learn to recognize and make connections with text to aide in comprehension of a text.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, medieval times, text to text connections, Reading, Comprehension (Reading), comprehension, making connections, text to self connections, text to world connecti
  65 minutes
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