Reflective Essay On The Great Depression

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Day 1: After teaching day one of my unit I was excited some students had a background on what the depression era was, along with what The Great Depression was and how it happened. Having the video from the history channel ready to show students helped give those students who weren’t familiar with The Great Depression some background knowledge. Introducing Padlet to students was fun and students seemed very intrigued by using this website, I did forget to let them know before posting they will be able to see everyone else’s post. When this first happened students raised their hands and weren’t sure what was happening, which then lead me to tell everyone that this was okay and we could see what everyone else was posting. Students were able to …show more content…
This is called telephone through pictures, students were asked to write their favorite setting from the story and then write a sentence explaining it. The next person draws a picture, followed by the next person drawing a picture to go with that sentence. They cannot see the sentence before the picture they’re writing a sentence for. At the end like telephone students are seeing if their original sentence made it around the table of six correctly. The students at first didn’t seem to sure of what I was having them do, however at the end of the rotations everyone was laughing and seemed to enjoy the activity. When this was finished we talked about why I would have them do this task, students talked about the importance of setting and how it makes the story and one student explained how the details are what makes a story stand out. This allowed her to see what was being described without a picture, this was one concept I wanted them to get so I was happy the student said this. Throughout my time with this reading group we have talked about the importance of details in a story and when we are answering questions. This is also the day student summary notebooks are due; this was an assignment they were given the first day of the unit and shown an example. I took this as their assessment along with the chapter critical thinking questions given weekly to go with the chapters assigned. This was interesting to see because the majority of them did each summary as they read but I had a few students who did not and waited until they finished the book and expressed to me that the summary booklet was hard and they couldn’t remember. I feel overall this lesson went well, I opened a discussion on Google Classroom regarding the story and what was liked and disliked, what they learned and wanted to know more about. Students stated in other works they learned the objectives. The majority of students

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