Reflection: Gradual Release Understanding the Speaker's Viewpoint Workstations - Section 2: Rotations


While working with the poems in small groups, I let my on level and advanced readers take control of the conversation. Both groups read through the poems, annotated the text and worked on the questions together. They actually had a great conversation about the 2nd question with the first poem. One student spoke up and said, " If the answer is it was his room, but I still don't understand why he said that." Another student offered, "the last few lines tell us that his room is so messy, that he can't really tell it's his. He only realizes it when someone tells him it's his room." Then they all shared back and forth about a time their rooms were so messy, that they couldn't even see the floor. It was exciting to see them have these discussions and not need me to clarify meaning. 

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Understanding the Speaker's Viewpoint Workstations

Unit 4: Poetry: A Love/Hate Relationship- "Love That Dog"
Lesson 7 of 20

Objective: SWBAT identify the speaker's viewpoint using inferences made from words and phrases.

Big Idea: Understanding Poetry isn't easy, but with differentiated, collaborative practice it can be fun!

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