Reflection: Routines and Procedures Dialect & Regionalism Today and in Twain's Time - Section 2: Introduction

 

The homework helped students get a more conceptual look at dialect before diving into evaluating Twain’s use of it.  Making the study of dialect more concrete with actual multimedia examples like the ones students evaluated in the homework makes this relevant both to literature and to life.  Skipping this step would make the lesson more distant for students.  Additionally, the process of evaluating sources and engaging with multimedia offers students practice investigating a genuine topic of interest and creates the possibility for vast differences in student findings.

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  Routines and Procedures: Focusing Class Discussion with Homework Review
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Dialect & Regionalism Today and in Twain's Time

Unit 5: Life is Hard. That's Realism & Naturalism!
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT analyze the use of satire, humor, and dialect using Mark Twain's "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and a variety of informational texts and charts to gather background information for a narrative writing application.

 
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