Reflection: ELL Students "Message in a Poem" - Section 3: Share


I collected student work.  As I reviewed it, I saw that some of my ELL students needed more background knowledge and vocabulary development to interpret the poem accurately.

Next steps for them will to participate in a small group lesson.  Ideas I will have these students explore are:  What does Langston Hughes mean when he is talking about dreams?

What does the word barren mean?  I will reread the line, " For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.

One of my ELL students mixed up barren with barrels.  See student work.

  ELL Students: Importance of background knowledge and vocabulary
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"Message in a Poem"

Unit 10: Oh Me! Oh Life! Reading Poetry
Lesson 11 of 13

Objective: SWBAT annotate poems to generate supported ideas for poet's message.

Big Idea: Synthesize Messages in poems by same author.

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