Draw evidence form literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. Overview I am out of the classroom today attending a conference. These days are extremely challenging because students strongly resist getting any work done when I am not there.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts. Latin Roots Warm Up 10 minutes This is our daily warm up, wherein students work with two or three Latin roots per day.
Every day, when the students arrive, I have two Latin roots on the SmartBoard. Their job is to generate as many words as they can that contain the roots, and they try to guess what the root means. After I give them about five minutes, we share words and I tell them what the root means.
After every twelve roots, they take a test on the roots themselves and a set of words that contains them. After scoring their responses -- and realizing that most of them had done really poorly -- I decided to review the questions and teach them a strategy.
When I scored their responses, I highlighted the correct answers.
This allowed the students to go back and verify the answers, and for us to talk about them. The first question asked the students to identify a shift in the poem. The question was actually an easy one, but I think some of my students had never thought critically about what constitutes a shift in the poem and how it differs from a change.
Once we agreed on the shift, the students had no trouble figuring out how to describe the shift. The third question asked them to select all of the lines that supported their selection describing the shift use the link above to read about the assessment in detail.
The final question was really easy, because the wrong answers were really wrong. The correct answer "short lines mimicking the movement of the moth" sparked some debate because the students didn't think that a poem could sound like a moth.
So, we talked about how finding the right answer might not always mean finding an answer you love, but instead, it can mean "finding the most reasonable answer.
Basically, the students go down the the template, and identify aspects of the poem that the strategy highlights. We went through that very slowly together.
So, I encouraged them to use the strategy even when it is not assigned. We will see if anyone takes me up on it: Excerpt of discussion for lesson of the moth.Co py ri ght ©T he McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
6 Introduction to Reading Strategies and Literary Elements • Grade 9 Additional Concepts and Terms to Review The focus lessons cover all the literary terms listed in the state curriculum.
However, in the previous lesson, I modeled the first part of a process I want them to follow, which is to select the evidence they will use in their paragraph and brainstorm analysis.
I hope that if they do this part on their own successfully, their job will be almost done. In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature.
Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and. Combine a lesson in teaching resume writing with some in-depth character analysis in a high school English class.
If writing purely to learn resume writing, modernization would be fine. If you are using this as a character analysis piece, it will work better to stick to the time period of the novel. Fictional Character Resume. There’s No I in Theme-work! Lesson plan. There’s No I in Theme-work!
That’s right! The theme applies to everyone! Use this interactive lesson to teach your students how to find the theme of a fictional text. 4th grade. Reading & writing. Lesson plan. Exploring Different Points of View. Non-Fiction Literary Analysis Teacher Sample (Paragraph 1) We discuss that students can choose to use either their Newsela article or their NYT article, " The Day My Son Went Missing," for their non-fiction literary analysis, both having to do with autism.