Thursday, August 28, 2014

All Boys, All Blogged: August 28, 2014

Focus: How can "chunking/sectioning the text" and asking great questions get us to great answers when we're reading tricky texts?

1. Warming up: Performing a physically close reading of the Auden poem, one section at a time

2. Drawing some larger conclusions about the poem together

a. Sectioning the text: In a word, this section of the poem is about...

For example: In a word, this poem is about falling.

b. Drawing conclusions: Looking at these words, form a full statement about each poem: On a deeper level, this poem is about...

For example: On a deeper level, this poem is about the world's indifference to tragedy.

(Turn in your green reading charts)

3. Sectioning/chunking your own poem and performing the same tasks as above

4. Trying out "great questions" with a tricky story, "The Yellow Wallpaper"

1. FOR TUESDAY: Read the first half of "The Yellow Wallpaper" (you can stop at the horizontal line on page 10); fill in at least one side of the green reading chart as you read.

2. Bring your independent reading book and permission slip to class tomorrow.

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