Reflection: Routines and Procedures How to be Machiavellian and Other Useful Techniques for Taking Over the World: Reading and Analysis (Day 1 of 4) - Section 1: SSR

 

We've been doing SSR now for almost a month. The good news is the students are finally used to the format and are getting right into their books when we ask them to read. I was worried that 10 minutes would feel too rushed, but it seems to be the perfect amount of time for kids to read about 5-10 pages.

My other celebration is that the students have been asking me for more time to read in class. A few kids have even been staying in the classroom to read during the 5 minute break that we take in the middle of the block class. I attribute this to good choices in books and (hopefully) a growing comfort with the reading habit. 

I am sure there are a few students who are "fake" reading, but as I've been watching the class, even though some kids are going slower than they should, they still seem to be making progress.

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How to be Machiavellian and Other Useful Techniques for Taking Over the World: Reading and Analysis (Day 1 of 4)

Unit 3: Informational Text: How to Read for Rhetoric
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their ability to analyze how an author's ideas or claims are developed by reading, objectively summarizing, and responding to quotes and excerpted chapters of Machiavelli's The Prince.

Big Idea: Defining Machiavelli's strategies for world domination can provide a great foundation for evaluation of world leaders.

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