Reflection: Analyzing and Evaluating Text Structure - Section 2: Figurative Language Quiz


For a first independent attempt, today's practice went well. Most students continued to improve from their group scores. Most notable, their interpretation of tone became more specific:

-several students noted that the reference to Jesus provided inspiration for Christian readers who would want to follow in his footsteps

-others noted that the lengthy list of well-know leaders, spiritual to academic, would be impressive to educated readers and convince them of Emerson's validity

-one student observed that the way Emerson formatted his allusion-full list, including repetitive key words which drew emphasis, could be interpreted to create a harsh tone, especially when read aloud

I was impressed with how students close-read for tone, looking at how individual words created impact.

  Continued Improvement
  Continued Improvement
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Analyzing and Evaluating Text Structure

Unit 4: Text Structure and Language Use in Informational Texts
Lesson 7 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to list and explain different text structures by taking notes on text structures and their signal words and uses.

Big Idea: Problem and solution? Cause and effect? Working with text structures.

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