Reflection: Joy Understanding Similar Sounds: Homophones in Literature - Section 1: Introduction & Welcome: International Polar Bear Day


Today's "Friday-Favorite-On-A-Thursday" was, from start to finish, student inspired and led. As I noted above, it was a student who requested we voted on favorite bear, another who started the silly suggestions, and finally brought us to a tie between polar bears and Pooh Bear. This activity really gave the students a chance to take ownership and find the joy in class, and while somewhat tangential, we were able to draw some connections between this conversation and the conceptual understanding of the literary movements we have been studying.


  Drawing Connections, Even in the Most Unlikely Places
  Joy: Drawing Connections, Even in the Most Unlikely Places
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Understanding Similar Sounds: Homophones in Literature

Unit 12: Literacy: Naturalism and Understanding Conflict in the American Short Story
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: SWBAT analyze the impact of word choice on tone by distinguishing the definitions of homophones. SWBAT analyze character and theme by developing their own test questions.

Big Idea: Looking back and looking ahead; it's a day to tie up loose ends regarding diction and prep students for what comes next with the their unit test.

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English / Language Arts, Short Stories, Literature, homophones, Comprehension (Reading), Fictional Literature, Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour, Test Review, Student Generated Questions
  25 minutes
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