Reflection: Flexibility Double Life in the Muck: "Hollywood and the Pits" (Day 1 of 2) - Section 3: Reading "Hollywood and the Pits


After listening to various groups and differentiating my interactions with each of the students, I decided not to speed through this lesson but to add an extra day tomorrow.  It will be time well spent.  Simply engaging in the linguistic workout of accurately reading each of the scientific sections will be worth doing/re-doing tomorrow, and truly understanding the students' uptake about the character's life is important.

Plus, as I am aware of how this all went later in the unit, I know that the tar pits provided the students a powerful set of insights about growth, persistence, and transformation, key themes from the course thus far (RL.9-10.2).  Later in the semester, the students create a visual representation of what they have been learning (link to lesson), a "map-o-lage" which attempts to place all of the symbols in an art piece, and many of them chose to represent the tar pits from this less. 

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  Flexibility: Pacing and adding time
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Double Life in the Muck: "Hollywood and the Pits" (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 4: Literary: Point of View and Perspective in Short Fiction and Non-Fiction
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT explain, by reading and active annotations, how point of view shifts reinforce the themes of stagnation and transformation in this coming of age story.

Big Idea: Ya ever feel stuck? This lesson explores the theme while referring to family pressure, science, the La Brea Tar Pits, Shirley Temple, and more!

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English / Language Arts, Literature, structure (Composition Basics), structure, point of view, perspective, narration, american born chinese, la brea tar pit, coming of, identity, transformation
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