Mini Lessons | Characterization, Entry Points into Content

Hey Drama, English and Creative Writing Teachers!  Check out these original lesson plans, resources and guides developed in the high school classroom.  Adapt for any integrated arts lesson.  All lessons are designed in the secondary Ontario classroom but can be adapted for younger or older students. 

 
 What's the difference between facts, questions and wondering when it comes to analyzing a text?  Distinguish, spark creativity, and encourage authenticity with this activity. 

What's the difference between facts, questions and wondering when it comes to analyzing a text?  Distinguish, spark creativity, and encourage authenticity with this activity. 

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FQW | Gather First Impressions for Any Text

FQW (Facts, Questions and Wonderings) is a quick comprehension method for gathering first impressions/initial reactions to a text. Flexible and adaptable, this activity can be a stand alone lesson or a thread to connect the whole unit. 

What's in the Document?
- summary of the technique
- sample lesson plan
- extension ideas