Reflection: Quizzes The Honest Tradesman: Dickens and the Great Reveal - Section 1: SSR/Reading Quiz

 

So, they really bombed this quiz. I had scores ranging from 1 to 12 (with the extra credit questions). I had students trying to tell me about the character Charles Dickens and his plans to flea France. Sigh. Where did I go wrong?

With these abysmal results, I think I'm going to have to take a step back and do some very basic review of plot tomorrow. I don't think I was asking "gotcha" questions, so I really want to hear from them why they struggled so much on this assessment.

The bummer for the students is that this is the last week of the semester. They can't afford to have a crappy grade like this going in, but it will, so I will need to make sure there is at least one other assignment to balance out points. Points, standards, grading, semesters--my head is going to explode! Here's hoping that when we finish the book in January they will be a little more willing to work with me. I truly believe they can do better than this--I just need to figure out how to support them in that process.

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The Honest Tradesman: Dickens and the Great Reveal

Unit 8: Literary: Analysis of Plot and Character Development in A Tale of Two Cities
Lesson 9 of 11

Objective: SWBAT use context clues to determine what archaic phrases or words mean in the context of A Tale of Two Cities by working with small groups to determine what Jerry Cruncher gets up to at night.

Big Idea: The first of the great reveals in A Tale of Two Cities comes in Book 2 Chapter 14. Helping students to see how Dickens uses his words to make this reveal is an important step towards discovering other great reveals later in the text.

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