Reflection: Lesson Planning Close Reading: Terrible Things - Section 2: Close Reading Lesson/Independent Work


During this lesson, I ran into an all too familiar issue..students working ahead instead of living in the moment.  Of course this isn't a problem with all students, but my little over-acheivers and speedy thinkers were jetting ahead to the next step before I wanted them there.

I think next time - as I do with a lot of my tasks - I'll reveal the steps as we get there instead of giving them to students ahead of time.  I will let students know we are going to read three times, but will not tell them what we are doing with each reading until we get there.  There is something to be said for students having the plan, but in this case that hindered the experience for some.  


  Giving too much away...?
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Close Reading: Terrible Things

Unit 7: Informational Text - Persevering through the Adversity of our World Part 2
Lesson 12 of 15

Objective: SWBAT compare how two authors present the same message in unique ways.

Big Idea: "The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution [or hidden in allegory]." J.K. Rowling

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