Reflection: Pacing Analyzing a Whole Text for Structure: "Civil Disobedience" - Section 2: Text Structure Evaluation Modeling


I had an opportunity today to provide two models of how to evaluate text structure, and it's likely that my students would have benefited from both. Unfortunately, two models would have been too much--not in terms of the lesson, but in terms of engagement. Students can only take so much "talking at" before they need to actually do something, and my teacher-senses told me it was time to move on. Heads were a little droopier than they had been at the start of the hour; shoulders were slouching down. These physical clues of loss of energy hint at loss of mental engagement, too, and teachers should take note (and action). The second method (how will the specific audience be impacted?) will appear another day, perhaps even when evaluating for different criteria, such as purpose (check out this lesson).

  One, Not Both
  Pacing: One, Not Both
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Analyzing a Whole Text for Structure: "Civil Disobedience"

Unit 4: Text Structure and Language Use in Informational Texts
Lesson 15 of 17

Objective: SWBAT analyze and evaluate text structure by considering "Civil Disobedience" as a whole.

Big Idea: Putting the pieces together--analyzing a whole text for structure.

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