Reflection: Checks for Understanding Character Analysis Practice - Section 2: Character Analysis Independent Practice


I once made it all the way through a unit confident that my students had mastered the standards only to have over half of them NOT be proficient on the final assessment. GASP! I had to do some serious reflection on my instruction.

As it turned out, all of our formative assessments (on which students had scored as proficient) had been partner or group (which had a purpose--we were dealing with particularly challenging literature). I had students riding on the coat-tails of their peers all that time and didn't catch it until the test. I vowed to never again make the same mistake--students need independent practice!

This lesson meets that vow; my students are getting a check on their own abilities long before our summative assessment over the standard.

  Independent Assessment is Important
  Checks for Understanding: Independent Assessment is Important
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Character Analysis Practice

Unit 3: Text Structure and Language Use in Literature
Lesson 7 of 15

Objective: SWBAT analyze direct and indirect characterization by providing specific examples from the text.

Big Idea: Narrowing focus--how do specific events and words create character?

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English / Language Arts, Literature, Literary Response and Analysis, characterization, character development
  45 minutes
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