Reflection: Checks for Understanding "This is Just to Say"...the Seven Sins and Virtues (Day 1 of 2) - Section 5: Closing: What's next?


It is really gratifying to read student work and be able to see the growth in a student's ability to express himself and analyze poetry.  Poetry is not my strength as a reader nor as a teacher.  So, I am cautious about how I present it and what I ask students to do with poetry.  This student response to two poems impressed me.  His response to question one and three show significant growth in his ability to express himself in writing.  Additionally, his answer to  question four demonstrates a close reading of the poem.  

  Checks for Understanding: Student response to two poems
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"This is Just to Say"...the Seven Sins and Virtues (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 6: Sins, Poems, Virtues and Short Stories
Lesson 2 of 3

Objective: SWBAT determine the meaning of figurative language by analyzing the sins and virtues in “This Is Just To Say” by W. Carlos Williams and “C’mon Pigs of Western Civilization Eat More Grease” by Allen Ginsberg.

Big Idea: Decisions, decisions, decisions! Students examine figurate language and identifying tone and mood in two poems.

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