Reflection: Shared Expectations Exploring the Text: H is for Honor - Section 2: Into the Text: Reading H is for Honor


Every day at my school, we say the Pledge of Allegiance.  Now, this is not up for debate.  It is district policy, we do it, I agree with it- moving on.  I always instruct my students at the beginning of the year on the proper way to recite the Pledge.  They know to hold their hand over their hearts. They know the words.  I instruct them on standing still, stopping what your'e doing as soon as you hear, "Please stand for the Pledge," following the person leading the Pledge and saying the Pledge with reverence.

Not having been directly impacted by war, my students have no understanding of the sacrifices that military members and their families make.  They don't understand when I say that they do it for them.  However, after I read this book, I was pleasantly surprised to see that, the next day, my students stood a little taller, a little stiller and were a little more reverent when this classroom routine was in place.

The most wonderful thing, though, was seeing some of my students show other students and hold them to the same expectations during the Pledge of Allegiance.  A little patriotism can go a long way!!

  Refection: A Return to Patriotism
  Shared Expectations: Refection: A Return to Patriotism
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Exploring the Text: H is for Honor

Unit 11: Honoring Our Veterans: H is for Honor
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT to identify instances in the text that support the author's attitude.

Big Idea: Understanding an author's implications in a text increases reading comprehension.

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