Reflection: Student Ownership Unveiling the Familial and Financial Bonds Between Troy and Gabriel in Fences, Act 1 Scene 2 - Section 5: Shared Reading and Writing


During this section of the lesson, my students elected to finish reading Pages 12-20 of Act 1 Scene 1 as well as completing Act 2 Scene 1. As  a result of this decision (unanimous vote), we did not complete the writing activity for this section of the lesson.

My students' motivation to read superseded my desire to see them write about their reading, and I conceded because in the end their understanding of the play does rely on their reading of the play.

In addition, Building Reading Stamina is important for them because they have not had the ongoing reading experiences that we would expect. Nevertheless, in the future, I would encourage my students to complete a 3-2-1 Reflection Sheet as an exit ticket for the lesson identifying what they learned during the lesson so that I would have a formative assessment measuring the outcome of the lesson in terms of its benefit to the students. The reflection sheet is an opportunity to see which parts of the lesson students connected with, and what aspects of the lesson are they able to recall at the end of the lesson. 

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Unveiling the Familial and Financial Bonds Between Troy and Gabriel in Fences, Act 1 Scene 2

Unit 1: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Lesson 6 of 13

Objective: SWBAT analyze the character of Troy based on his interactions with Gabriel by examining the external conflict, importance of money vs. the importance of family, using the summarizing strategy SWBST.

Big Idea: Am I my brother's keeper? Troy's conscience will tell you the truth!

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