Reflection: High Quality Task Test Prep: Reviewing the Text to Go Beyond Plot - Section 3: Practicing Quote Analysis

 

This activity started slowly. Students seemed intimidated by my directions to "fill the page"  and seemed to spend more time thinking about the task than the passage. But things quickly picked up after the first round. I randomly picked one group to start by saying everything they wrote/remembered/discovered about the passage. The next group added to what the prior said and so on. Each group learned from the others and wrote down anything they didn't have before they shared. Perhaps I should work on the directions for this assignment, but I'm confident that it was a useful activity in the end. As groups added information, and as students became more comfortable with the task and format, we were able to discuss the difference between plot-based and more analytical details, which in essence was helping them formulate answers for the test.

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Test Prep: Reviewing the Text to Go Beyond Plot

Unit 16: Romeo and Juliet Act 3: Analysis of Character Development and Film to Text Comparisions
Lesson 4 of 10

Objective: SWBAT cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text by responding to specific passages from Romeo and Juliet.

Big Idea: No need to freak out about a test... prepare for it instead by diving into the text.

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