Mid-Unit Assessment: Small Group Discussion: How Do Modern Poems Portray Modern Adversities?

This Mid-Unit Assessment: Small Group Discussion: How Do Modern Poems Portray Modern Adversities? lesson plan also includes:

How is a poem similar to and different from a news article? Pupils use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the two genres. Also, as part of a mid-unit assessment, scholars participate in small-group discussions based on poetry analysis and then self-assess their performance. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide English learners with sentence starters for discussions
Classroom Considerations
  • Part four from the consecutive 10-part Grade 6 ELA Module 2B Unit 3 series
  • Cut the discussion questions into strips in advance
Pros
  • Offers strategies for lesson differentiation
  • Includes a class discussion tracker 
Cons
  • None