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Friday, January 22nd 2010 Friday, January 22nd Today's Objectives: Students will lead the class through a poem explication to demonstrate speaking skills as well as an understanding of poetry explication and literary devices. Friday, January 22nd Today's Agenda Same group meeting (x2) Evaluation Demonstration StudentLed Poetry Discussion Note to Absent Students: Bring your explicated poems on Monday. You will need to lead a discussion with them. Group Meeting: Same Poems Find someone (or a couple people) who explicated the same poems as you (this may mean you need two meetings). Compare your explications. Did your group members get something you did not? Make additions and changes based on your discussion. Teacher Role: You will teach a Lesson in Explication: Now you will take the role of teacher. You will lead a small group through the explication of your poem. Explain your process Explain your elements Discuss what you think this means about an overall theme or message about the piece. You only have a maximum of 5 minutes so be precise!! Student Role: you will take notes and evaluate your teacher. As your "teacher" presents, take notes so you can ask questions at the end. After the teaching period, evaluate your teacher. Write your "teacher's" real name. Write your code name. Please take these evaluations seriously they help identify what you and your "teacher" need to work on. SAMPLE EVALUATION
Poetry Explication Evaluation Form 1st "Teacher's" Name: _____Ms. Adkisson_______ Evaluator's Code Name: _______Chippy the Squirrel____ CONTENT: How well did your "teacher" know the poem? 1 = NOT AT ALL _____8____ 10 = VERY WELL Did your teacher identify literary devices presented in the poem? YES SOMEWHAT NO How well did your "teacher" explain the theme or overarching message conveyed by the literary devices? 1 = NOT AT ALL 10 = VERY WELL _____2____ PRESENTATION: How well did your teacher use his/her explicated poem to demonstrate the explication process? ___10___ 1= NOT AT ALL 10 = VERY WELL Did your "teacher" speak slowly and clearly enough for you to follow and understand his/her process? YES SOMEWHAT NO FEEDBACK: You found a lot of really good devices (good job ), but you didn't explain what they meant to the meaning or theme. What was the purpose of those devices? I mean, what was the effect?? Speak up a little bit when you talk... it was hard to hear you sometimes because you seemed a little mumbled... Friday, January 22nd
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