Reflection: Student Grouping It's Better to Have Loved Than Lost.... - Section 2: Rotations


So when I created my groups, I tried to make them homogeneous so I could work with specific students that struggle with theme. Looking back, I should have left my students in their poem groups. When I got the students back to my table, they all had different poems, so I was trying to help "mini-groups" in my teacher station. It actually worked pretty well for my kids, but I felt like a pinball machine. When my first group met with me, I realized what I had done and paired the students within my group with someone who had the same poem. Then students had a buddy to work with and I could make my way from group to group. Next time, I'll keep them in their poem groups though. I think we'll have a much richer discussion. 

  Student Grouping: Whoops
Loading resource...

It's Better to Have Loved Than Lost....

Unit 4: Poetry: A Love/Hate Relationship- "Love That Dog"
Lesson 19 of 20

Objective: SWBAT use their knowledge of theme to work independently in poetry workstations.

Big Idea: A walk with Robert Frost, a super cool online poetry game, and some time with yours truly; does reading get any better?

  Print Lesson
4 teachers like this lesson
robert frost
Similar Lessons
Why was "The Road Not Taken"?
5th Grade ELA » Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
Big Idea: We can use text clues and schema to help us visualize what is happening in a poem.
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
Rose Ortiz
One Story, Many Themes
5th Grade ELA » Literary Elements from the Island
Big Idea: Friendship...violence...isolation...survival...and interaction with nature- this novel's got it all!
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
Heather Robinson
The Greedy Triangle
5th Grade Math » Geometry
Big Idea: Integrating literature, writing and art into math makes it stick
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Urban
Cathy Skinner
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload