Reflection: Student Communication Links in a Chain: Examining Character Development in Chapter 38 - Section 2: Readers' Theater of Chapter 38


We didn't read the whole chapter today. While students were reading, I was focusing not only on their reading, but also on the attention and engagement of the class. The readers did a great job, but the chapter is long, and as we were reading I decided that we would read enough to add more links to the chain, but not finish the chapter. The last few pages transition from Satis House back to London, where Pip learns that Estella is dating Drummle, possibly the worst news that he can receive. While this is important information, it is not necessary to complete the assignment. Therefore, I stopped the class reading at the last section in Satis House and we returned to the activity. Students will finish the chapter for homework, which works well, since they were initially only writing a theme statement for homework.

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Links in a Chain: Examining Character Development in Chapter 38

Unit 4: Great Expectations: Extending Knowledge
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWABT analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot and develop theme by linking the three main characters together.

Big Idea: Every life affects another-- for better or worse. The characters of Great Expectations illustrate how one interaction can alter the course of a life.

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