Reflection: Real World Applications Evaluating a Play - Section 4: Wrap-up Reviewing the Assignment


In retrospect, I don't think I spent as much time on the importance of objectivity when deciding the criteria for an evaluation.  I think the students could see the importance of being objective when deciding on a hunting rifle, but not when deciding if their classmates should read a play or not.  I gave them this assignment right before I left for a conference and right before Thanksgiving break, so while I was able to read and comment on their writing from afar, I wasn't able to make my adjustment and correct their subjective, opinion driven evaluations until well into the first draft.  

This actually opened the door for a good discussion about revision and why writers need to revise. Not the way I would teach ideally, but sometimes we have to step away from our classrooms and the importance is being able to pick up where the students need us. 


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Evaluating a Play

Unit 9: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT understand the basics of evaluation

Big Idea: What is the difference between opinion and judgment?

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English / Language Arts, brainstorming, Writing Process, Evaluation and Analysis, character trait, drama interpretation, Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, supporting evidence, foreshadowing, dramatic structure, interpretation, dramatic literature, uncertainty, rough draft
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