Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Comparing and Contrasting the Two Stories using a Double Bubble Map - Section 2: Discussing the Story and Recording Our Information On Our First Bubble


I wanted to make sure I reflected on this part of the lesson to tell you why classroom discussion is so valuable.  When we were contrasting what each of the girls ate in the bear's home, I had one student say that both girls ate porridge.  Then I said, "What do you think about what he just said?"  I had a student say, "I respectfully disagree.  Goldilocks ate porridge, but Goldie ate peanut butter sandwiches."  The first little boy heard that and then he raised his hand and said, "I respectfully disagree with myself."  (I didn't get a chance to video this because the first boy isn't allowed to be videoed.)

By reading this reflection you can see the power of discussion in the classroom.  You may have students who are on the wrong path, but you don't have to be the "expert" in the room.  This was an important detail in each story's overall theme (one being more traditional and the other edgier), so I was happy that the clarification emerged.  I was even happier that I didn't have to do the clarifying - students can learn from each other, not just me!  In this example, the student realized and fixed his own mistake, and it was no big deal.  We are so used to having class discussion and changing our answers at time because of it that its second nature to us now.  It also seems to have more of an impact and, at the same time, feels less intimidating when a correction comes from a peer rather than me.

  Why Classroom Discussion Is So Valuable
  Discourse and Questioning: Why Classroom Discussion Is So Valuable
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Comparing and Contrasting the Two Stories using a Double Bubble Map

Unit 16: Comparing and Contrasting Two Different Goldilocks Stories
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT compare and contrast our two Goldilocks stories and record the details on a double bubble map.

Big Idea: Today we are working on analyzing two versions of the same story by comparing and contrasting our two Goldilocks stories.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, folklore (Fictional Lit), Reading Comprehension, compare and contrast
  50 minutes
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