This was not an easy task. Just like the characters, students were frustrated and confused.
Some persevered, and with a little guidance figured out the challenge.
Click on the below picture to take a look at Lydia explaining the process.
I’m not going to lie – setting up the challenge, watching them challenged, and observing the “Ah-ha!” moment was fabulous, but something bigger happened. Today, our class was able to connect with Mr. Daniel’s class. We felt their frustrations and understood the complexity of the problem. We wanted to give up. For a few minutes, we understood how Ally feels every time she is asked to read. However, she continues to try to overcome the obstacles in her path. She tries to ignore the meanest girl in school. She tries to build relationships with the kinder and gentler students. She continues to try to make sense of language.
After several years being a momma, 8 years of teaching third grade, moving to a new village, I am a returning third grade teacher and a student concentrating on Library Sciences. In addition, I am a daughter, a friend, a sister, and the mother of four amazing children. I enjoy reading, cycling, writing, learning, playing running bases, watching the sunrise and set, and vacationing with my family.
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