Reflection: Student Grouping Differentiated Poetry Experience, Day 2 - Section 1: Group Work


One issue that often comes up during group work is that some students do the bulk of the work while others ride their coattails. The diligent workers are understandably concerned and one asks “Is this a graded assignment?” and it is easy to anticipate what comes next “…because some people are working harder than others.”  Knowing that "yes, this is a graded assignment" may get everyone back on task. Or sometimes a simple warning that group work is a privilege and that each member must contribute is all that is needed to set things right.  However, in this particular case, I separate out the two offenders because they had already been warned. This action does not go unnoticed by others and everyone seems to get a little more serious about sharing the workload.

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  Student Grouping: The Challenges of Group Work
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Differentiated Poetry Experience, Day 2

Unit 10: Poetry
Lesson 13 of 16

Objective: SWBAT analyze poetry for six elements: figurative language, rhyme, setting, mood, theme and speaker.

Big Idea: Poetry analysis lesson differentiated by readiness using Wordsworth’s “Daffodils.” continues.

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