Reflection: Rigor Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Argument - Part 1 - Section 3: Independent Work


As I reviewed student work on this assignment days after the lesson, I noticed several questions that I wasn't happy with.  One in particular was the one on the second page where I am looking for extended metaphor as the base answer.  Then, I want the students to respond talk about the meaning.  Originally, this was worded in a way that led students to extended metaphor, so they all simply came up with "metaphor" even though I had given the hint that it was two words.

Overall there were two concerns - one was that I felt a few could be more common core aligned.  The other was that (like the example above) several questions weren't producing the result I wanted -.  In other words they were poorly written -author error.

As a teacher, it is VERY important that we be critical of our work.  I've change a question during class many times because I knew the change would bring better results, and I never consider lessons or assignments "finished".


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Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Argument - Part 1

Unit 9: Argument - Part 1
Lesson 6 of 15

Objective: SWBAT analyze a written speech for meaning and purpose.

Big Idea: Analyzing the dream speech.

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