Reflection: Conferences Defining Words and Analyzing Figurative Language in Langston Hughes's Salavation - Section 1: Activator


Designing and distributing the monthly parent newsletter takes time but is well worth it.  My challenge working in an urban school district where many parents do not have the resources to get to conferences or even have a reliable phone, is staying connected with mu students parents.  I realized that there is no one magical answer but many pieces to the puzzle of creating an effective parent partnership.  The key is getting parents to read the newsletter.  I facilitate this by sending home a parent signature sheet stating they read the newsletter which is returned.  I post the returned sheets and give a "no homework" pass that students can use at any time during the month.  I averaged 65-70% returned papers!

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Defining Words and Analyzing Figurative Language in Langston Hughes's Salavation

Unit 5: Short Non Fiction: How it Feels to Be Colored Me and Salvation
Lesson 6 of 12

Objective: SWBAT determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in the memoir Salvation by using context clues and by analyzing the author’s use of literal and figurative words.

Big Idea: How to find the meaning in the text while reading Hughes' Salvation.:

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