Wednesday, May 6, 2015

6th Grade Genre Challenge

In 6th grade, we are working on inferences. Students seem to have a pretty good handle on what they mean so I put them to the test. One week, each student chose a genre of books to research. They took notes on what they meant, examples of the books, what they entail, and any other important details. Then the following week I gave them the Genre Challenge! They were to design a t-shirt (team Poetry/Fantasy/Etc) to represent their genre but they may not use their genre word(s) anywhere on the shirt. Students had to give clues/inferences that others would be able to guess. In addition, they were each assigned a number (no names) so they could judge a shirt from another class. This week, they were assigned 4 shirts to guess and had to explain the clues/inferences that led them to their guess.

They did a great job!

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