Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Creating a Timeline of Miss Emily’s Crime - Section 3: Small Group Work


The 25 minutes students got today to work on this timeline was pretty much only enough to organize the events that they did have in their memory and to do some quick reads of specific sections of the text to clarify certain events. What they ended up with was a pretty organized sequence of events. One thing this timeline helped them clarify was the smell that came out of Miss Emily’s house while Homer’s body was decomposing. Some students were confused, thinking that the smell was from her father’s death. This timeline, for example, had the smell appear before Miss Emily meets Homer. A couple of groups made a similar mistake so I had to briefly discuss this with them and they made the change. 

  Grappling with Complexity: Unraveling the Plot
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Creating a Timeline of Miss Emily’s Crime

Unit 8: A Rose For Emily
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT examine the structure of “A Rose For Emily” to clarify confusing points by collaborating to create a timeline of the main events.

Big Idea: A timeline with the main events of the story will direct students’ attention to the central details they need to understand the plot and character.

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