Reflection: Pacing Working with Multiple Texts, Practice Two - Section 2: Working with Multiple Texts


As noted in the lesson, students did not include enough text detail in their first practice with multiple texts. One theory I had, rather than students simply not knowing how to do it (which was remedied in today's lesson) was that I had not provided enough work time in the first lesson. After all, it does take time to pull text proof from not one but TWO sources. I gave them a little more work time today, and it seemed to help. Not every response had textual proof, but far more did.

It's important to allow enough work time for students to actually meet expectations; failure to do so can lead to poor results and frustrated students.

  Enough Time
  Pacing: Enough Time
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Working with Multiple Texts, Practice Two

Unit 6: Purpose Across Multiple Texts
Lesson 7 of 17

Objective: SWBAT compare, contrast, and evaluate multiple texts by analyzing Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" and Chief Joseph's "Speech to Washington."

Big Idea: Open war versus legal racism. Comparing, contrasting, and evaluating texts with differing perspectives.

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English / Language Arts, compare-and-contrast, equality (American Govt), evaluate, analyze details, comparison, historical background, equality
  50 minutes
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