What to do when a lesson.... uh.... doesn't exactly go the way you've planned it. How would you handle it?
In weeks prior, advanced lit. students had lessons on Characterization and Literary Conflict. Today, I presented a unique twist. Using Greek (Soc St.) I asked them to characterize Echo & Narcissus.... Well... let's just say the lesson should have been a Guided Practice rather than partnered peers.
1. the review and apparent mastery of vocab.
2. Student Engagement and Adherence to class routines.
1. I assumed the lesson would be an easy review of a very complex level of analysis -" When the Literary Conflict is Character v Him/Herself (Internal conflict) the character him/herself become both the Antagonist and Protagonist.
2. This was the first time that the Antagonistic consciousness of all characters involved triumphed. Its the "algebra" of Literary analysis.
1. I completed the lesson as a Guided Activity.
2. I will review on Tuesday.
3. Students will complete an complex analysis on another of the "Greeks" independently/small groups on Wednesday.
- English Language Arts
- Common Core / Engagement / English Language Learners / Planning
- 2 Watch, Read & Analyze
- Induction / Spotlight
- Student Collaboration