Reflection: Gradual Release Elements of Life in Harlem During the 1920's and 1930's: Analyzing Poems to Discover Harlem Renaissance Poets’ Point of view and Purpose - Section 3: Student Learning Activity Tropics in New York

 

I differentiate the instruction based on my students readiness for using the TP-CASTT by giving them sentence strips as a gradual release method of instruction.  This method helps the struggling learners engage quickly with the text and acts as an exemplar for when they are asked to do this without the help of sentence strips.  I found that the basic level students participated as the mid level and higher level learners engaged with both matching and helping their partners decide where to place the strips.

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Elements of Life in Harlem During the 1920's and 1930's: Analyzing Poems to Discover Harlem Renaissance Poets’ Point of view and Purpose

Unit 2: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: SWBAT describe and determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze a poem by employing a variety of close reading strategies.

Big Idea: How did life in Harlem affect Harlem Renaissance poets?

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