Reflection: Exit Tickets Introducing Patricia Polacco: Reading an Autobiography - Section 3: Predicting.......


Every once in a while, I pull out the post it notes for my students to record their thoughts on. This is one of the things in my tool box that I can rely on to up the engagement of my students in any lesson I do.  I don't know why, but kids love post it notes- the brighter the better!!  

Anytime I want to save information for later, display easily or analyze with my students, we use the post it notes.  This time we're going to use the post it notes in a sort as we read the books in the unit.  Using the post it notes in this way and telling the students that we're going to revisit their predictions later ensures that I get quality predictions because no kiddo wants his prediction to be the only one left out when the rest of them are all sorted.

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Introducing Patricia Polacco: Reading an Autobiography

Unit 23: Fantastic Fiction: Exploring the Elements of Fiction
Lesson 5 of 16

Objective: SWBAT read an autobiography and pull out important information and then use that information to make predictions about what they would expect to read about in an author's body of work.

Big Idea: Understanding an author's background will help a student to understand the point of view in their works.

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English / Language Arts, Fiction (Reading), Patricia Polacco, author study, predicting, note taking
  65 minutes
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