Reflection: Lesson Planning Describing Miss Havisham Makes Me Gag: Analyzing Dickens' Diction in Chapter 8 - Section 2: Meeting Miss Havisham


.. go often askew.

I thought I had the lesson timed precisely.. that is until the handyman came to fix my window. The structure around my back window, the one closest to the students, broke two days ago, leaving a gaping hole between wall and window. Of course it happened just as temperatures dipped to below freezing, so when he arrived in the middle of class, I just couldn't turn him away. Needless to say, it was difficult to maintain their attention while a man removed the window, left, came back with a temporary structure, and generally made a lot of noise. Plus, we were freezing. I do have to give them credit: they did try to work with me; they tried to follow along, just putting on more layers, but the pounding in the corner was distracting, even for me. We did have great conversations about language and they did respond to the characters and the scene with disdain, but we did not finish the chapter and we didn't write quotes on the worksheet. Instead we focused on adjectives. Fortunately, we did get just past the section they needed to read in order to complete their homework. We will have to finish tomorrow!

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Describing Miss Havisham Makes Me Gag: Analyzing Dickens' Diction in Chapter 8

Unit 2: Great Expectations Ch. 7-18: Applying Knowledge
Lesson 1 of 8

Objective: SWABT determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text while reading and discussing chapter eight.

Big Idea: The diction and details used to describe Miss Havisham prove that language is powerful.

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