Reflection: Positive Reinforcement Poetry Writing Day 2 - Section 1: Anticipatory Set

 

As I work with the students in this section of the lesson, and we address their comments, questions, and concerns, I immediately recognized a sense of anxiety in the room. In order to get students to write about things that matter, and to make the process of writing matter for them, it is important to alleviate this anxiety as much as possible. The most effective piece of feedback I was able to provide them is that, as always, I have and will continue to have their best interest at heart. I make all of my decisions based on their best interest, and therefore, I expect them to trust me. I also reassure them that they are far more capable than they give themselves credit for, and to embrace their own awesomeness. 

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Poetry Writing Day 2

Unit 2: Poetry
Lesson 12 of 14

Objective: Students will continue to work independently to write three original poems in preparation for the class Poetry Slam.

Big Idea: I Have A Plan And Pencil, Time To Write My Poems!

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