“Identifying Patterns of Behavior” & a Comic Strip

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Some of my students have begun studying  the story “Mr. Know All” by Somerset Maugham. The higher order thinking skill we focus on when teaching  this story is known as “identifying patterns of behavior”.

The comic strip , “Patterns” by Grant Snider, combines the topic of  patterns with some great vocabulary for advanced students. The drawings are a big plus, of course.

I purposely did not mention the story “Mr. Know All” itself on the worksheet that I prepared. I teach in the format of a learning center and the students don’t all do the worksheet at the same time. They haven’t all progressed to the same point in the story either. This way the students can focus on the thinking skill itself, while I connect the skill to the story when each student has reached a suitable point in the plot.

The worksheet can be downloaded by clicking on the name below.

Patterns of behavior

2 thoughts on ““Identifying Patterns of Behavior” & a Comic Strip”

  1. Thank you for this post! I will definitely be using it to teach the HOTS. I just want to take the opportunity to thank you for your blog and creative ideas. Look forward to reading more.
    Shana Tova,
    Monika Ittah

    1. Glad you found it useful, Monika!
      Lot’s of material in previous posts and more to come. Currently working on the “elements” series.
      Thanks for writing!

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