Reflection: High Expectations Double Life in the Muck: "Hollywood and the Pits" (Day 2 of 2) - Section 2: Students Present Annotations of the story on the document camera


Having the students present to the class is a really great move.  It ensures that they will not only be talking in class but elaborating on their ideas, making their thinking extended and more visible.  It's neat when they get over their initial fears and really show what they know.  If you would like to see this in action, check out my cornerstone lesson for Fahrenheit 451 (link).  To ensure safety, however, I ask them to ascend to the document camera in groups/pairs so that they feel support.  It has typically helped a great deal.  I want to make sure that this is a bucket that we can dip into many times throughout the year, as I think it's really foundational to what we do. 

  Student presentations and support
  High Expectations: Student presentations and support
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Double Life in the Muck: "Hollywood and the Pits" (Day 2 of 2)

Unit 4: Literary: Point of View and Perspective in Short Fiction and Non-Fiction
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: SWBAT explain the shifts in perspective that occur throughout the story by presenting key annotations to the class.

Big Idea: This unique story presents an exciting juxtaposition of literary styles--quite an interesting challenge to read.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, structure (Composition Basics), structure, point of view, perspective, narration, american born chinese, la brea tar pit, coming of, identity
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