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Draw Conclusions Common Core reproducible journal response improvement

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If you would like further details on how I implement this into my classroom please feel free to contact me at wisor9929@gmail.com.
Over the past few years I have noticed more and more students really struggle with being able to write a response to a question and make it text supported, especially an inference question. This year, I started two new activities in my 2nd grade classroom. First, I developed a weekly response journal binder to go along with our Reading Street series and second, I came up with this graphic organizer. Both have worked to improve my students skills in writing, inferencing, and making connections. On the internet I found an activity that taught students how to notice the difference between Right There and In Your Head questions and I decided to do this lesson with my students and then take it one step further by teaching them how to USE the Right There and In Your Head information to write good responses to inferencing/drawing conclusion questions. Since I use puzzle pieces as a theme in my classroom I created this graphic organizer. I needed my students to see the connection between the two and combine both in their responses. Now my 2nd GRADERS can provide an answer like this
(question posed: How did Swimmy feel when the little fish said they could not leave the weeds because the big fish would eat them?)
"Swimmy was (felt) determined to help the fish because in the story he thought and thought of an idea to swim like a big fish and I know when you don't give up and don't swim away you are really determined to help." (This was an actual response from one of my 'on-level' students with the exception of a few spelling errors!)
Thank you again!
The posters can be laminated for continued use through the year. The puzzle pieces can be printed for centers or whole group activities.
Individual puzzle piece organizers are included in this packet but are not included in the preview.
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I agree. Thank you for your feedback. Every time I tell my students to explain their answer or 'how do you know' they point to their head and say "Because it's in my head" and they combine that response with a self-connection...THEN they say "And its 'right there' and they point to the story page that has details to support their answer. It takes several months of repeating this lesson but they do understand the two parts are two pieces that go together like a puzzle! It's amazing. If you have the expectations they will rise to them!!
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Draw Conclusions Common Core reproducible journal response
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Draw Conclusions Common Core reproducible journal response