Reflection: Reading and Chunking to Analyze Details and Theme - Section 1: Activator


One of the challenges with using any cooperative learning strategy and specifically Think Pair Share is student engagement.  To prepare my students for this activity i may need to model it several times before using it to increase understanding, emphasize the expectation of listening and speaking, and giving the message that I am serious about wanting them to have academic student discourse.  I give participation points to reinforce their engagement as well as circulate among the pairs while they discuss the question.

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Reading and Chunking to Analyze Details and Theme

Unit 3: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
Lesson 8 of 12

Objective: SWBAT analyze the theme which develops over the course of the story "The Sniper," by "chunking" theme, plot, and characterization.

Big Idea: How students benefit from "chunking" their reading into smaller bits of information.

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English / Language Arts, Short Stories, theme, characterization
  75 minutes
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