Reflection: Pacing Analyzing the Role of Fate in Act 5 Scenes 1 and 2 - Section 2: Reading and Discussing 5.1


As much as possible, I want to let students direct the conversation, to feel comfortable enough to ask questions and react to what we read. I don't want my time table (I'm obsessed with using time effectively) to set the pace, but to align the pace to student need. I was happy with the pacing in this class because students asked questions and we could address them appropriately.


You can see from the video that students do feel comfortable to ask questions as they have them (no raised their hand in that clip) and because it's a small class, it works. I'm proud that we have this kind of report with each other and they are engaged enough to ask questions. And yet, from their facial expressions, it would seem that they are unengaged! I could blame it on the time (we have class from 7:30-8:30), but I think it's a bigger issue that I need to think about. I can't change our meeting time, but maybe there is a way to make the class seem feel more lively.

  Having a Discussion... at 7:30 am
  Pacing: Having a Discussion... at 7:30 am
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Analyzing the Role of Fate in Act 5 Scenes 1 and 2

Unit 18: Romeo and Juliet Act 5: Theme Analysis, Comparing Text to Film, and Analytical Writing
Lesson 1 of 8

Objective: SWBAT determine a theme of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of a text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details by tracking the role of fate in Romeo and Juliet.

Big Idea: I'm not to blame.. fate did it.

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