Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Reading Informational Texts Using Folded File Folders: "What Sesame Street Teaches" by Neil Postman - Section 4: No Neil Postman? No Worries: Folded File Folder Portabilty

 

I love Neil Postman and find his writing relevant today just as it was in the late 20th Century. I have not included the essay "What Sesame Street Teaches" in this lesson because of copyright issues. However, it is in Amusing Ourselves to Death. Additionally, teachers can find other Neil Postman resources on the Neil Postman website. That said, the beauty of the internet is the explosion of well-written, accessible social commentary available from websites such as SLATE, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Online, among others. Pedagogy that works is portable.

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Reading Informational Texts Using Folded File Folders: "What Sesame Street Teaches" by Neil Postman

Unit 3: Because He Hears a Different Drummer:Various Approaches for Comparing Genres and Analyzing Texts
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: SWBAT track and discuss their learning about "Sesame Street" after reading Neil Postman's essay "What Sesame Street Teaches."

Big Idea: Beginning with what students know creates a context for reading and understanding challenging informational texts.

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English / Language Arts, poetry (Analysis), Walt Whitman, close reading, John Green
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