Reflection: Student Ownership Connecting Film, Short Story, and Poetry: In-Depth Discussion - Section 3: Short Stories and Poetry: Small-Group Conversations


Students discussion today provided the class the opportunity for them to lead their own inquiry and take ownership of the material. As I circulated the room, students addressed a variety of topics, particularly getting into depth if Robinson's characters were to "whiny", and the isolated feeling that connects Richard Cory and Holden Caulfield of "The Catcher in the Rye." It gave students a chance to address a topic of concern in our building as well, and discuss suicide awareness, drawing connections to the school's social and emotional goals.

While students held an engaging discussion, in retrospect, students should have been required to complete an exit slip or other reflection on the discussion, perhaps addressing on perspective they had not considered which another student shared. Documenting their work is another key method for student success and practice. 

  Collaborative Discussion: Students Taking the Lead
  Student Ownership: Collaborative Discussion: Students Taking the Lead
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Connecting Film, Short Story, and Poetry: In-Depth Discussion

Unit 16: Literacy: The Theme of Nostalgia in Text and Film
Lesson 4 of 4

Objective: SWBAT participate in collaborative discussion, drawing from their critical viewing and independent reading in order to analyze connections between film, short story, poetry, and non-fiction.

Big Idea: Connections everywhere! Critical thinking by drawing connections between the variety of this week's material.

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English / Language Arts, Ernest Hemingway, Listening and Speaking, Comprehension: Listening and Viewing, collaborative learning, Midnight in Paris, In Another Country, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Miniver Cheevy, Richard Cory
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