Reflection: Joy What's Your Sentence? "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow"? Introducing "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare - Section 7: Students Compose Their Own One-Sentence Project


My initial plan was to have students write sentences reflecting back on their lives at the end of the lesson, but that did not work out because students just did not have the ability to envision their lives i this way. Rather than push the issue, I waited until the end of the unit before returning to this activity. 

That said, in a more advanced class, a teacher can have students complete the activity. Simply, it works either at the beginning of the unit or at the end of the unit. I think the smiles on my students' faces say it all: We had a great time writing the sentences and posing for the pictures. 

Had I not been attuned to my students' struggles, I would not have realized the timing wasn't quite right. Once our tomorrow, the final day of the unit, arrived, the time was just right for creating a one-sentence project. 

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What's Your Sentence? "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow"? Introducing "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare

Unit 8: Oh, Horror! Horror! Horror! "The Tragedy of Macbeth"
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: SWBAT reflect on the life they each want to live by looking into the future, imaging their lives as though each has come to the end, and composing a sentence based on the "What's Your Sentence?" project.

Big Idea: "Tomorrow creeps in...from day to day," so we need a sentence to guide us into the future.

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English / Language Arts, Shakespeare, Classics (Literature), Dramatic Arts, Performance Pedagogy, Folger Shakespeare Library, Macbeth, Daniel Pink, One Sentence Project, literarture
  90 minutes
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