Saturday, October 11, 2014

Story Dissection - Common Core State Standards in Action!

Students dove into the Common Core State Standards by participating in a "Story Dissection" collaboration activity!  First, students independently read and annotated a Greek or Roman myth.  Then, in collaborative groups, students analyzed each myth and identified theme, characters' point of view, how setting affects mood, and connections to history, modern media, real life, etc.  Once explaining these elements on post-it notes, students highlighted citations to support each answer.  Finally, they used a VTS strategy called "Color, Symbol, and Image" to explain a "color" to represent the essence of each story, a symbol with a deeper meaning, and an image or scene to best depict each story.  Enjoy the photos below!

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