Reflection: High Quality Task Grappling with Complexity: Is it a poem? An Essay? - Section 3: Class Discussion to the Rescue


ll successes from our classroom this year. First, and most importantly, this student chunked the text.  I consistently tell students that when facing a complex text, chunking it into manageable pieces will help with their comprehension.  This student not only chunked it, but chunked into into a beginning, middle and end. Seeing this is a great teacher moment for me.  Second, the student questioned the syntax of the piece and wrote loose/periodic sentence.  I love that students are thinking about syntax in this way!

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Grappling with Complexity: Is it a poem? An Essay?

Unit 13: Reading The Soul: The Personal Essay and Poetry
Lesson 2 of 4

Objective: SWBAT read and comprehend complex grade level poetry by participating in a classroom discussion and answering questions.

Big Idea: Can class discussion help us understand complex texts?

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