Reflection: High Expectations Making a Judgment: Who is the Tragic Hero of Antigone?, Scene 4 and 5 (2 of 2) - Section 3: Ready, Set, Argue!


In one particular class today, the Creon group ruled!  As I was watching this argument take place, I realized that my groups weren't even.  Most of my strong readers and writers ended up in a group together.  As they presented their argument, I noticed the Antigone group of weaker writers and readers shrink away, becoming unwilling to argue their point.  I stopped class and asked the entire group to list some positives from the Creon group's argument.  The weaker group quickly said their evidence was really strong and they sounded like they knew what they were talking about.  The stronger group praised the weaker group's passion and ideas.  It was a teachable moment for the students to understand that strong evidence was the difference between an okay argument and a fantastic one.  Because I have high standards in my room and my students know this, the weaker argument wasn't okay.  I explained that the Antigone group would work with me for the first 10 minutes of class tomorrow to strengthen their argument.  The Creon group will have SSR time during that 10 minutes.  

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Making a Judgment: Who is the Tragic Hero of Antigone?, Scene 4 and 5 (2 of 2)

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

Objective: SWBAT write an argument with supporting evidence by examining who the Tragic Hero of Antigone is and supporting that analysis with information from the text.

Big Idea: How do you win an argument? Evidence!

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