Reflection: Performance Tasks Citing Textual Evidence to Support Analysis of Langston Hughes's Essay "Salvation" - Section 3: Student Learning Activity

 

The student sample of the typed open response writing task showed good comprehension of the story. The students included supporting evidence and gave a clear explanation of irony.  A few of my students struggled with irony and had difficulty inferring the meaning of young Langston's decision to lie. One student said he lied because he did not want to disappoint his friend who lied in church. But several of my students scored a 2-3 on the rubric which I felt was a good beginning of the year.  We will be writing these short tasks through out the year to measure reading comprehension.

 

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Citing Textual Evidence to Support Analysis of Langston Hughes's Essay "Salvation"

Unit 5: Short Non Fiction: How it Feels to Be Colored Me and Salvation
Lesson 10 of 12

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate an understanding of author's use of figurative language and literary devices by writing an open response writing task.

Big Idea: Open Response: Finding evidence to demonstrate irony

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