Reflection: Transitions Crafting Our Speeches (Day 2 of 2) - Section 1: SSR


My students have been struggling the past few days with getting to their seats and started with our reading/learning time after the bell rings. Part of this is likely the proximity to Thanksgiving break, but it also seems as though my teaching partner and I need to address our transition from passing period to learning period.

We've verbally called them out on their squirrely behavior, but that hasn't worked. I don't know if we will need to start giving tardies to students who are not seated and ready to start when class starts. I'd hate to do something that punitive, but something will have to change so that we aren't losing valuable class time at the start of every day.

Today I wandered the room to present a physical barrier to talking, which worked for the side of the room I was on, but in a room as big as mine, that isn't a practical fix. I am going to think about this over Thanksgiving break and will let you know what comes of different strategies soon.

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Crafting Our Speeches (Day 2 of 2)

Unit 7: Argument: Persuasive Speaking and Rhetorical Anlaysis
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: SWBAT analyze a seminal U.S. speech for its structure, purpose and effectiveness by interacting with Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream Speech."

Big Idea: It's time to dip into history and look at a speech that has maintained its importance across time.

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