Reflection: Student Feedback Entering Conversations On Algebra II and Literature - Section 2: Re-visiting Algebra II


It was interesting that the thing students particularly focused on was what they considered Nicholson Baker’s attempts at acting ‘young’ by using social networking abbreviations, and also his choosing the most obnoxious, hyperbolic examples of students writing about their math experiences on-line.  With the latter, they said they would never write anything like that (I’ll have to remember this in the future).  They did, for the most part, agree with his assertions, and many ended up sharing some negative math experiences (except one student, who is one of the strongest math students in the junior class).  The fixation on these particular moments led to bringing up the point of recognizing biases and how they affect understanding of rhetorical moves, which was a good transitional moment.    

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Entering Conversations On Algebra II and Literature

Unit 4: Thematic Unit: Education
Lesson 9 of 18

Objective: SWBAT establish ethos of an author by conducting a rhetorical analysis of the first paragraph of an essay.

Big Idea: The first paragraph of an essay is packed with information for understanding the essay as a whole if you take the time to look for it.

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