Reflection: Checks for Understanding Poetry: Scavenger Hunt Day 2 - Section 2: Homework Review


During discussions of the poems, the only times I step in to make corrections is when students are way off base and cannot substantiate their thinking with something from the text. It is one thing to think that ‘panthers’ in line 25 of "Life Doesn't Frighten Me" are evidence the speaker is walking through the zoo. It is another thing altogether to think that panthers might actually be openly roaming around a park. Better yet is when students see that the panthers are a metaphor of the ‘Strangers in the dark’ mentioned in the next line.

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Poetry: Scavenger Hunt Day 2

Unit 10: Poetry
Lesson 5 of 16

Objective: SWBAT Identify and apply knowledge of figurative language in poetry.

Big Idea: First find the poetic devices, then uncover how they add to the meaning of the poem.

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