Reflection: Relevance Part One of To Kill a Mockingbird - Section 3: Small Group Work


I am very pleased with the role my students' focus questions played in today's lesson.  They came equipped to participate fully in the lesson I had planned, whether they knew it or not.

For that reason, I'd like to emphasize once more how useful and powerful the requirement of developing focus questions has been thus far in our reading.  We have yet to be at a loss for good discussion around the text.  This is definitely a strategy I will continue to use in future units, and invite any teachers considering the strategy to apply it to any text they may be teaching.  

  The Pay-Off Of Focus Questions
  Relevance: The Pay-Off Of Focus Questions
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Part One of To Kill a Mockingbird

Unit 11: To Kill a Mockingbird Part I
Lesson 4 of 9

Objective: Working in small groups, SWBAT share and answer the focus questions they developed for Part One of To Kill a Mockingbird

Big Idea: Students direct the discussions around questions of their own.

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