Reflection: High Quality Task Grappling with Complexity: Is it a poem? An Essay? - Section 3: Class Discussion to the Rescue


ll successes from our classroom this year. First, and most importantly, this student chunked the text.  I consistently tell students that when facing a complex text, chunking it into manageable pieces will help with their comprehension.  This student not only chunked it, but chunked into into a beginning, middle and end. Seeing this is a great teacher moment for me.  Second, the student questioned the syntax of the piece and wrote loose/periodic sentence.  I love that students are thinking about syntax in this way!

  Annotating reveals student success
  High Quality Task: Annotating reveals student success
Loading resource...

Grappling with Complexity: Is it a poem? An Essay?

Unit 13: Reading The Soul: The Personal Essay and Poetry
Lesson 2 of 4

Objective: SWBAT read and comprehend complex grade level poetry by participating in a classroom discussion and answering questions.

Big Idea: Can class discussion help us understand complex texts?

  Print Lesson
1 teacher likes this lesson
unknown 2
Similar Lessons
Who is August Wilson? Using THIEVES to Pre-Read an Obituary Informational Text
9th Grade ELA » Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Big Idea: Do you want to know more about August Wilson? You must be willing to become THIEVES!

Environment: Urban
Donna Fletcher
Let's TWIST: Tone, Word choice, Imagery, Style, and Theme
9th Grade ELA » The Search for Identity: Introductory Unit
Big Idea: Students TWIST it out by drafting thesis statements using a close reading organizer (TWIST)
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
Paula Stanton, PhD
Reading and Chunking to Analyze Details and Theme
9th Grade ELA » Short Fiction: Back to Basics
Big Idea: How students benefit from "chunking" their reading into smaller bits of information.
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
SiriNam Khalsa
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload