Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Countering Arguments and Analyzing Language in "Theme for English B" by Langston Hughes - Section 5: Building Knowledge: Theme for English B


If I teach this lesson again, I will have students write down their ideas about how the language choices that Hughes uses reflects his beliefs and values. Sometimes students need to write down their ideas in order to be ready to articulate them clearly to the whole group. I think I might also have more students volunteering to participate if they feel that they can "win" with an appropriate response. If I have my students write what they think on paper, I would have data to show that they understood the effect of Hughes' language choices.

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Countering Arguments and Analyzing Language in "Theme for English B" by Langston Hughes

Unit 15: Writing Arguments
Lesson 7 of 8

Objective: SWBAT write arguments to support claims; SWBAT analyze a speaker's use of language in poem to determine the writer's beliefs and values.

Big Idea: Mixing it up in this lesson: Countering arguments in the on demand essay AND analyzing how a speaker's words reflect his/her values and beliefs in a poem.

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