Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Close Reading of "The Highwayman"

Grade 9's worked on their clarifying skills today.  After watching the "Highwayman" video, students read the poem and highlighted items they were having difficulty understanding.

We discussed the text together, visualizing events and using context clues to clear up any confusion about the text.

The final step in this close reading strategy was to record gists, or brief summaries, next to each stanza in the poem. Here are students' gists for each stanza.

Then students completed the Short Story Analysis Sheet in the student activity handout. (Copies available in Google Classroom

This strategy has been modified from  a Vemio video.  See below:

9F has one more block on Friday October 31 to finish their zines.  They are due Monday Nov 3!

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