I particularly liked how the examples increased in difficulty, such as with Name That Box where students had to pick the contrast and use the Because Clapper to explain why they were right. Eventually both boxes had contrasts or sometimes none at all! Students enjoyed trying to dodge the trickery Coach B. had so carefully created. As usual, the already made QT test gave me an excellent indicator of students understanding of the material, before heading into critical thinking sentence frames.
The lesson culminated with this final writing assignment:
We are on the second book, Reptile Room, of the Unfortunate Events series that my students LOVE! I read a chapter aloud a day and give them very detailed writing prompts to answer. This assignment fit in perfectly with the multitude of multi dimensional characters that we have come across. I gave them 15 minutes to write this 5 paragraph essay...What would have taken an hour or more to complete in the beginning of the year, now was completed in 15 minutes!!! Ahh, I love Whole Brain Teaching. You can view a few students sharing their essays with the class right here: