Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Temptation in the Garden: Analyzing Satan's Character - Section 2: Wrap up and Next Steps


So, I'm super glad that I cut back the text a little and gave them a more narrow focus. When I checked in with my students at the end of class (I had them give me a 1-5 on their fingers with 1 being "I still don't really get this" to 5 being "I got this"), I had mostly 3s and 4s, which isn't perfect, but is much better than the day before.

I promised them that they would find book 9 much easier and am hopeful that the art project they are doing tomorrow will bring them up another number since they will have to dive into a specific passage of text in more detail.

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Temptation in the Garden: Analyzing Satan's Character

Unit 4: Literary: Analysis of Thematic Connections and Artistic Choices in Paradise Lost
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their ability to analyze a complex character and his impact on the meaning of a text by participating in reading groups and discussion with book 1 of Paradise Lost.

Big Idea: Milton's dilemma: How do you "justify" the ways of God to men AND make Satan into a hero at the same time?

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