Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Analyzing the Diction of Chapter 35 Provides Meaning - Section 3: Setting as a Symbol

 

Students enjoyed our conversation about the end of the chapter, possibly only because they were allowed to pull out their cell phones and look up the word "disclose" in the dictionary. It was a quick way to reinvigorate the discussion and give it context. From there, we had a full class discussion about what it means in this sentence. The best part is that a couple of students referred back to the beginning of the text, when we focused on setting more often, especially the mists. They understood that the mists are symbolic and that they often foreshadow trouble for Pip. A few girls expressed their dismay over the changes in Pip; they miss the sweet boy who helps the convict.

  To Disclose
  Discourse and Questioning: To Disclose
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Analyzing the Diction of Chapter 35 Provides Meaning

Unit 4: Great Expectations: Extending Knowledge
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings, by analyzing specific sentences in chapter 35 of Great Expectations.

Big Idea: How can mists "disclose" something? What does disclose even mean?

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