Reflection: Rigor Tackling Dickens's Style: A Tale of Two Cities Book One Analysis (Day 2 of 2) - Section 2: Review of Dickens's Breadcrumbs


I am really glad that I took the time to review these terms with the students. I try really hard to strike the right balance of support and "giving them the answers" with rigorous texts. I was pleasantly surprised by how much the students were able to offer in our discussion. I also think that they were pleasantly surprised by how much they actually understood. I think they were a little paralyzed by perceived incorrect interpretations of the story so far, but they were not as off base as they thought they were. Having a class discussion to build ideas (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1a) was a perfect way to check for understanding while still maintaining some of the autonomy I had been hoping for with this first chunk of text.

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Tackling Dickens's Style: A Tale of Two Cities Book One Analysis (Day 2 of 2)

Unit 8: Literary: Analysis of Plot and Character Development in A Tale of Two Cities
Lesson 3 of 11

Objective: SWBAT analyze Dickens's choices in regards to symbolic language and text structure by working in small groups to determine key ideas and connections from book one of A Tale of Two Cities.

Big Idea: Once students have identified the bread crumbs, it is important to move them to the next level of thinking by asking them to analyze why and how these crumbs connect.

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