Reflection: Lesson Planning Analyzing a Text for Purpose - Section 2: What is Purpose?


On a side note, flipped learning is cool! For the brief period of time I used it, I really liked how class was structured.

I would have students watch a video lecture and take notes for homework--an easy task to accomplish regardless of skill level and possible thanks to our iPad one-to-one instruction.

In class, we would briefly review key highlights of the notes and then practice. So much time was saved by not taking the [boring] notes in class--time I could use to answer questions and help students practice.

If it's so great, you might have expected me to keep it. Unfortunately, the videos clashed with reading homework. I didn't feel right sending home 2 homework assignments a day--it was too much for students. Something had to go, and the reading wasn't it. Now we're back to lectures in class.

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Analyzing a Text for Purpose

Unit 6: Purpose Across Multiple Texts
Lesson 3 of 17

Objective: SWBAT analyze a text for purpose, including rhetoric and style, by analyzing "My Life on the Plains" (Custer).

Big Idea: I know what it says, but WHY say it? Analyzing purpose in informational texts.

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English / Language Arts, equality (American Govt), purpose, analyze details, comparison, historical background, equality
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