Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Fifth Grade Autobiography - Section 3: Closure


I felt this closure would encourage struggling readers to consider the description incorporated into the poem and appreciate the imagery.   In selecting this poem, I kept the struggling readers in mind because it was visual and many of them interpret poetry literally.  It gave the class a chance to discuss the underlying interaction of the poet and her family.  These students had an opportunity to take a step in figuratively interpreting the poem, i.e. what feelings might the author have been remembering, etc.

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Fifth Grade Autobiography

Unit 10: Poetry
Lesson 5 of 13

Objective: SWBAT independently determine the central ideas of this poem and identify imagery and its effect on the poem.

Big Idea: What picture is the poet drawing with words?

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