Reflection: Student Ownership Looking at the Events - Section 4: Collaborative Activity


Before common core I would have never had my students get up and find a partner to share with, primarily because of the noise level and the time factor.  However, I am learning to handle the noise level, and my students are learning they can share without being loud.  As for the time, I was worried more about the pacing guide then my student learning.  Common core is teaching me student learning is more  important than the pacing guide.

In this activity I was surprised that my students chose so many different events to describe.  It was a pleasant surprise that they did not all focus on just one.  It tells me my students are focused and paying attention to the events and are understanding why the events are important to the character.


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Looking at the Events

Unit 1: Events and Characters
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: SWBAT identify one event in the story and describe how the character reacted to the event.

Big Idea: Your students will realize that how the character reacts to an event can change the out come of the story.

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