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I think that reducing the quantity of curriculum and boosting the quality of understanding makes this a good authentic tool to help move students to a better understanding of difficult text.
I agree that the variety of assessments gives an authentic reflection of what the student truly understands.
Yes!!! Another tool in the learning process! I really like this aspect.
I think better alignment and focus on what content/skills need to be covered at each level would make room for this important piece of the learning process.
Haha! I did a 20-page illustrated book! Even with that, trying to narrow down events to just three took thinking. That was my same question. I think it would be based on not a whole book but smaller assignments until you get to the intellectual art where the whole book is addressed. Maybe?
Agree! I think it is more simplistic than I am trying to make it. But what is nice is, I think the simplicity leads to complex conversation!
I noticed the questioning strategy as well. I also love how it is the same pattern, but the individual activities can lead to multiple directons.
Multiple exposures and opportunities to gain insight seem to be key to deeper understanding.
When students can build ideas together, it does give a multi-faceted view.
The selection of vocabulary would be very important, but I think the depth of learning would compensate for the number of words.
Same here! I think this approach does enhance understanding.
I have approached vocab the same way. I do think multiple opportunities are key!
Definitely the modeling and concrete way of visualizing how all of the causes and effects related to each other in the tool is helpful!
Agree! Connecting the characteristics to events helps me understand how the events convey an idea about a character.
I found this to be true as well. I think I would have missed some of the character qualities if I did not take time to think about what each even conveyed about the character.