Reflection: Grappling with Complexity A Revolution in Poetry: Phillis Wheatley's Verse - Section 3: Phillis Wheatley: Biography and Poetry


Student focus and direction-following was a concern today. Providing a more clear model was needed, as was staying on the students to remain focused. 

In the samples of the class' paraphrases included, I did not provide comments because we will review their word choice as a whole class tomorrow. 

  Grappling with Complexity: Poetry & Paraphrasing: A Reflection
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A Revolution in Poetry: Phillis Wheatley's Verse

Unit 3: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
Lesson 9 of 12

Objective: SWBAT analyze the impact of diction on tone and meaning through collaboratively paraphrasing poetry.

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