Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Exploring Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird - Section 4: Whole Group Reading



I was joined in my room at lunch today by three of my students who could not wait until they got home tonight to finish chapter 28.  They sat quietly, almost on the edge of their seats, flipping pages, gasping . . . an English teacher's dream come true!

When I taught high school, I often felt like a good portion of my job was spent reminding my students that once upon a time, they did like to read.  The enthusiasm of eighth grade readers is truly refreshing.  I have learned that it is now a part of my job to behave as though they will never get disillusioned with reading.


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Exploring Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird

Unit 13: To Kill A Mockingbird Part III
Lesson 1 of 10

Objective: Working in pairs, SWBAT identify three themes that are evident in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Big Idea: Harper Lee taps on students' shoulders, and students respond.

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