Reflection: Parent Communication What's in the Dictionary? - Section 1: Starter


Because I live in a very conservative part of the country, I have to tread lightly with this type of word play.  Even though my students hear outrageous things on TV, I have to maintain quite a sheltered environment in school.  

In this lesson, my sensitivity to my community manifests itself in two ways:

  1. I let my principal know ahead of time what I will be teaching.  I let him see the PowerPoint and hear the song (Since he's not a musical nerd like I am).
  2. I don't show the actual footage from the movie.  By today's standards it's not very sexy; however, the Lieutenant does have his shirt off. 


You know best for your area.  Keep in mind that it only takes one parent to rile up the others and cause you a world of trouble.  I think this lesson is fun, but it's not worth risking my job.  

Enjoy it, but do remember - like we tell our students - always consider your audience! 

  Living in a Conservative World
  Parent Communication: Living in a Conservative World
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What's in the Dictionary?

Unit 13: Introduction to Poetry
Lesson 1 of 12

Objective: SWBAT utilize the dictionary effectively by creating a resource to explain the parts of a dictionary entry.

Big Idea: There's more than a definition in the dictionary!

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