Reflection: Organizational Systems Rereading Act 2 to Analyze Literary Devices - Section 2: Second Read of Act 2

 

Returning from an absence is like walking into swimming pool without knowing how to swim and not knowing that the water in the pool has been replaced by quicksand.

You have no idea what was accomplished.  You have no idea how things went.  If you're lucky, the sub left a two sentence record that said they were there.  If you're really lucky, they wrote down how each class went. If you're unlucky, you didn't have a sub and a different teacher had to sub for you each period. The kids tell you one thing and who knows what happened?

Which one will you get?  An eight-ball would probably give you more information than you sometimes get from sub notes.

I've learned not to plan things that require students to accomplish a specific task the day I'm out.  It never goes well.  The kids clamor, "But the sub didn't tell us!" And since you have no idea what the sub said or didn't say or if the sub said the same thing every period, you have to believe the kids.  Or I do, anyway. 

I also recommend planning some activity that students can do quickly and independently while you figure out what they did get done. You can also wonder during that time why you didn't just take the easy way out and have the sub show a Twilight Zone episode.

  Returning from an Absence
  Organizational Systems: Returning from an Absence
Loading resource...
 

Rereading Act 2 to Analyze Literary Devices

Unit 11: Analyzing Literature and Integrating Knowledge with Act 2 of “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”
Lesson 1 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to analyze the development of conflict, climax, and mood by rereading Act 2 and making notes on a plot diagram.

Big Idea: We notice more about the mood, conflict, and characters when we reread.

  Print Lesson
3 teachers like this lesson
img 1807
 
1
2
3
Similar Lessons
 
Cell Organelle Children's Book Project
7th Grade Science » Understanding Our Cells
Big Idea: Students receive a letter asking them to submit a manuscript for a new children's book about cell organelle. Using analogies, students will compare the cell to a system using analogies, original art work and 3-D models.
  Favorites(28)
  Resources(29)
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
Deborah Gaff
 
Asking the Right Questions with Song of the Trees
7th Grade ELA » Literary Essay Part One; Song the Trees
Big Idea: Are you asking the right questions?
  Favorites(8)
  Resources(16)
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
Gina Wickstead
 
Schema Theory
7th Grade ELA » Routines and Rituals
Big Idea: Even Dorie knows…memory is the link to making connections.
  Favorites(38)
  Resources(13)
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
Kristal Doolin
 
 
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close