Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Inferring Meaning from Poetry - Section 1: Micro-lesson


My intention with this short lesson was to give the students opportunity to match an interpretation of meaning to clues in the text.

The three characters were:  An old friend, Someone whose feelings toward me have changed, and someone I am just getting to know

Silver moon beams and silken were clues to indicate an old friend because I wanted students to associate moon beams and silken as a positive.

The imagery in the second poem had lots of clues that is about a person whose feelings have changed.

The imagery in the third poem were included to assist students in seeing that it is about a person the poet is just getting to know.



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  Staircase of Complexity: Practice with inferring meaning based on clues in the text
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Inferring Meaning from Poetry

Unit 10: Oh Me! Oh Life! Reading Poetry
Lesson 7 of 13

Objective: SWBAT match a poem with a person based on the words, images, and big ideas the poem suggests.

Big Idea: Reading Poetry for Big Ideas!

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