Reflection: Adjustments to Practice They're Doing What?! Inferring Behavior - Section 3: Closure


I loved this lesson!  Just knowing how my students were going to react to such a unique lesson kept me excited all morning.  And...they didn't disappoint.  The laughter and shock at the different situations made for a very enjoyable activity.

Although everything went well, one thing I need to do the next time around is contain my own glee at what's coming.  The kids could tell I wasn't exactly myself, and acted accordingly.  Their expectations grew because they expected...something, although they didn't know what.  The activity may have been even better had there been no raised expectations at all. 

When they're reading text, and asked to detect inference, I tell them to think back to the videos if they have trouble pinpointing its meaning.  Remembering how they were told to make inferences about the various situations can be the jumpstart they need. 

I'm pleased with the lesson, and even heard it mentioned at recess from one of my 5th graders to another.  This is a sure sign of success! 

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They're Doing What?! Inferring Behavior

Unit 11: Inference Fiesta
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: TSWBAT infer and make comparisons about behaviors they witness on video.

Big Idea: When people do things out of the ordinary, other people take notice....and make inferences!

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