Reflection: Accountability Introducing the Characters and Events - Section 5: Independent Practice


The two videos show students from my second and third highest reading groups.  I usually include journal writing as part of the independent part of my lessons because writing helps students synthesize what they just learned or experienced through their collaboration work.

Journal writing also gives me an opportunity to see what my students are applying from their spelling and writing blocks on their own.  This way I have a quick assessment of what I need to do to differentiate during their spelling and writing blocks, as well as during their ELA block.

I included the picture of the student journal with the work 'help' because I thought it depicted what it would look like if we could actually see our words as we said them.

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Introducing the Characters and Events

Unit 1: Events and Characters
Lesson 1 of 10

Objective: SWBAT describe the major events in the story and how the main character responds to those events.

Big Idea: I did that first, now I am going to do this! Students will be introduced to character reactions to the events in the story, and how they are related.

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