Reflection: Student Feedback Using Video Shorts: The Anonymous Character (Day 2/5) - Section 5: Discussing Character Traits


Although there wasn’t much “evidence” to support students’ answers, I’m happy with the work that we did today. In addition to continued work on character traits and physical descriptions, students received some much needed practice on inferences. Although we’ve worked on this skill all year, it is difficult for many students to master. Accustomed to using concrete details when answering questions, it is often a struggle for students to think abstractly on a topic. Describing an anonymous character we neither see nor hear really pushed students to use what little clues they had to show understanding of the “text.” 

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  Student Feedback: Making Inferences
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Using Video Shorts: The Anonymous Character (Day 2/5)

Unit 11: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
Lesson 5 of 12

Objective: SWBAT continue analyzing a short video to determine physical traits and characteristics of someone they can't see.

Big Idea: We continue analyzing the short film, "One Man Band." Today's focus is the physical description and character traits of a person we can neither see nor hear.

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English / Language Arts, character action, Genres (Reading), Fiction (Reading), fiction elements, character traits, film, physical description, inference
  40 minutes
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