Introducing the Performance Task: The Children’s Book

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Using a Venn diagram, class members generate similarities and differences between narratives and summaries. Next, pupils co-create an anchor chart to capture their thinking about how an author zooms in on a particular part of a story. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have students practice rewriting summaries as personal narratives
Classroom Considerations
  • First lesson from the 12-part Grade 7 ELA Module 3, Unit 3 series
  • Requires the picture book Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery by William Miller
Pros
  • Offers helpful tips for meeting diverse learners' needs
  • Provides teaching notes for easy instruction
Cons
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