Reflection: Novel Discussion, Day Three - Section 2: Discussion Exemplar

 

The great example I used today was a whopping 15 minutes long! While I enjoyed every minute of it, I doubted my whole class would see the beauty of the meaning the group created. That's why I stopped and discussed after 5 minutes of the video and then moved students along to their next activity. They pulled the ideas I wanted them to pull, and that was enough.

Could they have witnessed more depth in analysis, more group work? Yes. Would every student have been able to focus that long? No.

We make trade-offs every day; this one helped balance engagement and content effectively.

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Novel Discussion, Day Three

Unit 2: Finding Themes and Making Inferences in Literature
Lesson 6 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to discuss a novel by posing and responding to questions, incorporating others into discussion, and presenting their own ideas and justifications.

Big Idea: Moving beyond talking at one another--true discussion.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, discussions, Huckleberry Finn, My Antonia, fallen angels, novel
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