Reflection: Lesson Planning Character Analysis: Examining familial conflict in Antigone Scene 2 and 3 (2 of 2) - Section 4: Closure-What questions do you still have?


When giving students an exit ticket, I often ask them to write questions regarding the lesson.  I've found that they can't rush through writing questions the same way they can writing a couple sentence response.  I asked students to write down any questions they still had for Creon and/or Haemon.  Here are a few questions I received:

I still don't understand why Creon wants to kill Antigone.

This question was common.  Students have trouble understanding why Creon is so angry.  Hopefully in the next scene, they will understand that he isn't all anger.  

Is Haemon going to save Antigone?

I love that students wrote this question and many like this one.  This is students predicting what is going to happen next.  

Today was the first time I used this provocateur lesson and I'm glad I did.  Next time, I will have students turn in questions the day before so I could look over them overnight and then we would present them the next day.  This would help assure that the questions were strong.  

  Questions are my favorite things to ask students!
  Lesson Planning: Questions are my favorite things to ask students!
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Character Analysis: Examining familial conflict in Antigone Scene 2 and 3 (2 of 2)

Unit 7: Literary: Character and Conflict Analysis in Antigone
Lesson 5 of 11

Objective: SWBAT analyze the conflict and characters in Antigone by asking provocative questions to student actors.

Big Idea: Can questions bring students to a deeper analytical understanding?

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