Reflection: Student Grouping Persuasive Essay Exploration - Section 2: Visual Essay Metaphor


Groupwork can be a risky proposition in the classroom. Will groups function as planned or devolve into chatter? I typically assign groups myself, either by random counts or pre-planning based on student strengths, but then there is the whine. You know the one. "Why can't we choose our owwwwwn groups?"

By allowing students to choose their own groups for our first groupwork experience, I can immediately see if a class can function well when choosing their own groups (some classes do). I can also see which students should not be placed in the same group in the future.

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  Student Grouping: Creating Groups
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Persuasive Essay Exploration

Unit 1: Persuasive Writing
Lesson 1 of 22

Objective: Students will be able to identify and analyze the key elements of a persuasive essay by creating a visual metaphor.

Big Idea: An essay in art--creating a visual metaphor for the perfect persuasive essay.

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