Previously, I wrote about using depth, complexity, and graphic organizers together. But I also want to emphasize that the graphic organizer isn’t a great final product.
In this article, we’ll expand on the ideas of graphing characters and also look at how we can use graphs to reinforce students’ judgments.
Teaching our students to prewrite, write, and rewrite is a difficult process. Much like getting students to show their work in math, process writing is a challenge for gifted students who work intuitively and are annoyed by artificial processes. What better motivation is there than the chance to point out someone else’s errors AND be rewarded for it?
Looking to help your students go deeper into literature? One technique is to teach your GATE students to “Think Like A Disciplinarian.” This idea, developed by Dr. Sandra Kaplan at USC, teaches students to analyze ideas from the point of view of a specific profession or discipline.
Thought I’d share this Word document my students have been using to analyze characters’ changes over time. It has both depth and complexity as well as content imperatives embedded.