Reflection: Discussing Common Concepts Across Texts - Section 1: Do Now: Courage and Texts Quick Write


While this warm up worked to get students on topic, it was a dull start to Monday morning. I also missed an opportunity to warm up students on discussion protocol. In the future, I'll start this lesson with a round of "Yes, And" (referenced in the Discussion section) to get students connecting to one another and in a discussing mood. This lively, entertaining game (you wouldn't believe some of the connections made) will certainly make for a better start to the class.

  A Better Warm Up
  A Better Warm Up
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Discussing Common Concepts Across Texts

Unit 5: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
Lesson 14 of 18

Objective: Students will be able to identify how common concepts appear across texts and provide text support by discussing how courage appears in revolutionary texts.

Big Idea: War! Government by the people! Freedom! How does courage relate?

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English / Language Arts, compare, Courage, revolutionary texts
  45 minutes
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