Reflection: Student Ownership Loyalty Discussion Using Question Formulation Technique - Section 3: Generate Questions for Inquiry


The QFT focuses on student-led inquiry, and it's a great way to get the students front and center in the learning process as we investigate rhetoric in a complex text (RI.9-10.6).  The students were highly engaged in the discussions and student-generated questions on loyalty.  I know that we will continue to circle back on these questions as we examine the motives of Cassius, Brutus, Caesar, Portia, and Antony in their various interactions.  I do NOT plan to read the entire play with the students, but understanding these key relationships and the loyalty involved in each of these is really important for analyzing the rhetoric. 

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Loyalty Discussion Using Question Formulation Technique

Unit 11: Analyzing Rhetoric in Julius Caesar and Contemporary Speeches
Lesson 1 of 16

Objective: SWBAT identify inquiry questions about Loyalty (a key theme in Julius Caesar) by engaging in a Question Formulation Technique (QFT) discussion.

Big Idea: We are beginning the cycle of inquiry in this unit by talking about the central theme of loyalty -- it is bound to have some personal hooks for the students.

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