Reflection: Lesson Planning Poetry Analysis (paired text) Part 2 -Poetry Lesson 8 - Section 2: Lesson


As teachers I think we can sometimes be overly controlling.  We want to do everything for our students and that isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it can be.  I literally catch myself in this mindset sometimes and have to step back.  

I know we have four million things to do, but when it comes down to it, Common Core is all about building stamina in reading and writing, and that is a little hard to do if we aren't allotting the time for students to do it.

So, today, I am giving my students time to work with the text - in class (not as homework) - so I can monitor and see how they fly solo. To quote Finding Nemo's Crush, "Let's see what Squirt does flying solo…when they know you'll know…"

  Time to Work with Text
  Lesson Planning: Time to Work with Text
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Poetry Analysis (paired text) Part 2 -Poetry Lesson 8

Unit 12: Poetry Unit
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT analyze the poem "The Tornado".

Big Idea: Opening the poem up to analyze it's insides!

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