Reflection: Routines and Procedures Mapping Stories with Patricia Polacco: The Continuation - Section 1: Getting Right to Work


I never used to use a Lesson Wrap Up, but after watching an art teacher at one of my buildings struggle with watching a class repeat the same task week after week and becoming frustrated because the class didn't know which direction to go, I wondered why she didn't use a checklist to keep them on track.  The Lesson Wrap Up serves the same purpose.

Once I started using the Wrap Up consistently, I found that the next day's lesson began more smoothly.  When the students leave with an idea of what to expect the next day, they can come in focused and I gain instruction time!!  That's what happened today- I had the materials out and they knew what to do!!

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Mapping Stories with Patricia Polacco: The Continuation

Unit 23: Fantastic Fiction: Exploring the Elements of Fiction
Lesson 4 of 16

Objective: SWBAT read a piece of literature and identify the fictional elements within as identified through a story map.

Big Idea: Understanding and being able to isolate the elements of fiction in a text is an essential building block for strengthening comprehension.

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English / Language Arts, Fiction (Reading), Patricia Polacco, elements of fiction, book talk, Interactive Student Notebook
  65 minutes
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