Reflection: High Quality Task Creating a Lucy Poem, Day Two - Section 2: Showing Poetic Process


By the beginning of second semester senior students can begin to develop "senioritis" especially as the sports season ends and the pressures surrounding graduation increase. They are probably more focused on scholarship applications and graduation photos than the mundane tasks associated with English. I keep them motivated and on task by shortening due dates, and then adjusting as needed. It is easier to give students more time on an assignment than it is to motivated them to turn in late work. In fact, seniors need more reminders at this point in the year than students in other grades.  Making due dates very clear, but flexible can help relieve the pressure of an impending life event. 

At the same time, I still need to cover my curriculum and this means creating a sense of immediacy as well. I look like more of a caring and thoughtful teacher if I can give students an extra class period (one I've already built in) than if I can't give them any more extensions because we've run out of time. 

  Setting Due Dates
  High Quality Task: Setting Due Dates
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Creating a Lucy Poem, Day Two

Unit 2: The Romantic Poets
Lesson 8 of 9

Objective: SWBAT synthesize Wordsworth poetic process with his poems

Big Idea: How does a writer make decisions when writing a poem?

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