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Literary Analysis Tool for Common Core
My students need folders, note cards, Post-it notes, and library pockets to help them analyze literature and self assess.
"With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy," Common Core State Standards Mission Statement asserts, and my students have been challenged to meet this requirement.
My students are from a rural school in Oklahoma.
They are high school sophomores, taking their drivers' tests and beginning to make plans for their futures. They come from a variety of homes, some have parents who work more than one job. People here are the backbone of America. Tackling the common core standards has been difficult for some students because of the degree of organization required to learn as in depth as the common core suggests. The nearest other high school is about 15 minutes away. Many athletic competitions are within a short drive. Many students are in more than one activity. Many students work part-time jobs to help out at home.
My students need folders, note cards, Post-it notes, and library pockets to help them analyze literature and self assess. The folders will become "Pattern folders: A literary analysis tool" from a Teaching Channel video by Mrs. Wessling. Each student will be given a folder and six library pockets. The pockets will be parts of literary or rhetorical analysis. These pockets are especially useful because they have a place to label them, so students will be able to use the same folders to analyze the parts of several different types of literature. The index cards will be used as the textual evidence from the readings students explore. This will help students see patterns within a work as well as across several works. The post-it notes will be used as a daily formative assessment at the end of the day. Students will be asked to write what they learned and what they considered (an idea or question, OR what stopped their learning.) This will help me plan for the next day and see where students are at the moment.
These materials will help my students create organizational habits that will follow them into adulthood.
It won't matter if they are preparing for a career or college, students will be able to analyze a problem, organize its parts, and understand the patterns presented in that problem. In other words, these materials will help make them problem solvers.
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