Reflection: Student Ownership Narrative Writing Workshop: Creating Dickensian Pastiche (Day 2 of 3) - Section 1: SSR


Yesterday, I asked students to make sure that they had a choice novel in hand for today's class. Now that we are done with Tale, I want them to know that they need to have a book to read as we will continue our practice of SSR the rest of the semester, class novel or no. 

When I checked their books today, I had quite a few students ask me if they could hold onto Dickens for a little longer. When I asked why, they said they really wanted to re-read the book now that they knew the end. I have to admit, my little English teacher heart jumped a little at this request. Obviously, I told them yes.

A few students were not the kids I would have imagined wanting to read the book again, so I will definitely keep an eye on them to make sure they aren't just using this book to avoid other books. Overall, though, I think this is pretty cool and wanted to share! 

  Re-reading Dickens
  Student Ownership: Re-reading Dickens
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Narrative Writing Workshop: Creating Dickensian Pastiche (Day 2 of 3)

Unit 10: Narrative Writing: Creating, Revising and Publishing Narrative
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT write narratives using effective writing techniques by mimicking Dickens' style to create additional chapters or scenes for A Tale of Two Cities

Big Idea: Dickens was the master of plot manipulation. Today's workshop will focus on brainstorming our own Dickensian sequence of events.

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