Reflection: Trust and Respect Analyzing Literary Devices with a Written Discussion - Section 1: Pass the Paper Directions

 

I try to make my classroom a safe place to have discussions in.  I model and reinforce positive ways to disagree with someone that are still respectful.  I constantly say that everyone has good thoughts even when we don't feel that's true. 

But let's face it, no matter how much I encourage students, no matter how safe a place my classroom is?  Some students will.not.talk. And I can't get too upset about that, because quite frankly, I was that quiet kid who never spoke.  I'll encourage a kid to talk, but I will never force a kid to talk, and that's why I like this type of activity.

This activity allows students who are quieter a way to have a voice.  Sometimes those kids are stronger in writing than with the spoken voice.  Since the paper probably won't get around to every single kid or group, it's less threatening. 

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  Trust and Respect: Discussions and Quiet Kids
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Analyzing Literary Devices with a Written Discussion

Unit 12: Novel Study: The Hunger Games
Lesson 9 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to analyze literary devices by participating in a written discussion.

Big Idea: A written discussion? Oh, just pass the paper!

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Subject(s):
English / Language Arts, Reading, literary device, Hunger Games
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