Last week we engaged in a good bit of collaborative work with partner work as well as small groups/teams!   Today has been our day to do some thinking, reflecting, and sharing on an individual level about the three Native American selections we read last week:

  • The Earth on Turtle’s Back (3B and 4A)
  • When Grizzlies Walked Upright (3B and 4A)
  • from the Iroquois Constitution (3B only)

Today students had the entire 90 minute block to complete the following graphic organizer over the three selections:

Our instructions for the activity:

All students turned in whatever work they had completed on the graphic organizer as soon as they finished or at the end of the period.  In Period 3B, students selected their 4 strongest responses to copy onto sticky notes and add to our collaborative knowledge and understandings. In period 4B, students selected their top 2 answers to share out via sticky note. 

If a student finished early, he/she could work on Writer’s Notebook 5; however, there will be time to complete this entry on Thursday, August 24.

You will need this PDF to complete the Notebook Invitation 5: Notebook Invitation 5 Companion Reading