Reflection: Staircase of Complexity "Oranges" by Gary Soto - Section 2: Day 2


This year I found it necessary to provide writing templates for students to use when analyzing a variety of literature.  They seemed to have difficulty deciding what areas to focus upon and how to incorporate textual evidence.  These templates guided them with their first few responses.  When they saw how their information came together, students seemed to be more confident in attempting to develop their own analysis.

  Staircase of Complexity: Templates
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"Oranges" by Gary Soto

Unit 10: Poetry
Lesson 8 of 13

Objective: SWBAT analyze the connotation of figurative language and analyze theme using textual evidence from the poem.

Big Idea: How does figurative language lead to any message?

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