Reflection: Performance Tasks Discovering the Effect of Word Choice on Text Meaning through Writing in F451 - Section 3: Class Discussion of the Prompt


In this activity, I was assessing their progress on the standard (RL.9-10.4) on a summative basis and their ability to write an explanatory/informational in-class, on-demand paragraph (W.9-10.2) in order to see if they would be ready for the longer papers that they would be writing.  Their progress turned out to be formidable, in that I did receive excellent analyses of this paragraph, hitting on the key points I outlined in the previous section.  What was important to note is that many students (most, in fact), still needed the help of the group discussion to make the connections between key connotative words and the overall intent of the passage.  In a sense, I should not be surprised, as I am teaching this class and this lesson like an AP Language and Composition class, but I am still thinking over how much support and scaffolding to give the students on the longer papers that will be written over the coming week.

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Discovering the Effect of Word Choice on Text Meaning through Writing in F451

Unit 6: Literary: Analyzing Figurative Language in Fahrenheit 451
Lesson 10 of 14

Objective: SWBAT analyze figurative language in book 3 (end) by writing an informative paragraph on a key scene.

Big Idea: Now it's time to move to writing about the figurative language we've identified and analyzed -- today we write about strong affective connotations in literature.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Analysis (Listening and Speaking), paragraph (Composition Basics), humanism, language choice, connotation, denotation, figurative language, analysis, paragraph, Figurative, f451, figurative language analysis, Literary Analysis, assessment, sensationalism, comparison paper
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