Reflection: Student Ownership Dialect & Regionalism Today and in Twain's Time - Section 5: Closing


The final dialect essay is a culminating activity that is accompanied by all the supporting materials students need to accurately depict a dialect of their choosing in written expression.  Student ownership is promoted by making these “refresher” resources available to students to utilize as needed while they ultimately create a product that is uniquely theirs.  Letting them select the dialect and formatting of the narrative encourages motivation and student engagement, but students practice ownership most in this activity by selecting and using the resources they require to complete this task, including outside resources if they discover that to be the case.

  Encouraging Student Ownership with Supplementary Materials & Choice
  Student Ownership: Encouraging Student Ownership with Supplementary Materials & Choice
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Dialect & Regionalism Today and in Twain's Time

Unit 5: Life is Hard. That's Realism & Naturalism!
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT analyze the use of satire, humor, and dialect using Mark Twain's "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and a variety of informational texts and charts to gather background information for a narrative writing application.

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