Reflection: Checks for Understanding "Daybreak in Alabama:" Students Identify Figurative Language and Interpret Themes - Section 1: Activator


My students will on occasion ask me, "Why do you give so many quizzes?"  My answer varies but I usually say something like,  "If I expect you to learn something I need to constantly inspect what you know."  I don't get a response so I figure that they get it (for the moment anyway).

The results from this quiz demonstrated that about 80% of my students know these poetic terms, which tells me that my students are ready to move on to using these terms to analyze poetry.  I will give those who scored below 80% correct a take home quiz of these terms and quiz them again at a later date. 

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"Daybreak in Alabama:" Students Identify Figurative Language and Interpret Themes

Unit 2: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
Lesson 5 of 9

Objective: SWBAT identify figurative language and interpret themes of a poem by using a TP-CASTT organizer to identify supporting evidence from the text.

Big Idea: How can the TP-CASTT template help students move from identification to interpretation of figurative language and theme in a poem?

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