Reflection: Intervention and Extension Students Read Countee Cullen's “Incident” and “Saturday’s Child” and use TP-CASTT to Analyze Poems - Section 2: Building Knowledge


I introduced the use of the TP-CASTT analysis organizer to my students at the beginning of this poetry unit.  Some of my students are beginning to understand how to use the organizer to analyze poetry but others are still relying on me to give them answers.  Based on their attitudes toward reading poetry, this is not surprising but I'm still determined to help them gain the confidence through their understanding of how to use this organizer to deeply analyze the poems they read. I had to make modifications for individual students in order to help them understand the organizer and keep them on track.

In this lesson I decided to use the power point analysis questions and answers to facilitate a group conversation about the poems. It seem to help some students formulate their ideas once we began the discussion and reading my responses.

  Analyzing Poems
  Intervention and Extension: Analyzing Poems
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Students Read Countee Cullen's “Incident” and “Saturday’s Child” and use TP-CASTT to Analyze Poems

Unit 13: Expressive Writing
Lesson 10 of 15

Objective: SWBAT identify and interpret themes and give supporting evidence from the poems by group discussion and using TP-CASTT organizer.

Big Idea: What was the "Incident" that Countee Cullen experienced at an early age and impacted his adult life?

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