Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Teaching the Poem Fog

Teaching the Poem Fog

Key Components
Activities
Before
(H.W. from Session One)
After
(Session Five)
Pre-Reading Activity
Discuss what is fog\cat-characteristics                        
Predictions
inferences : fog- wetness\inability to see
cat: cleanliness\ agility
Basic Understanding
Read poem get to a first level of comprehension
.
LOT questions about the content.
Analysis and Interpretation
Thick or thin fog\fogginess
Cat feet: partial or the whole cat
Hots: use of cat & fog as similes  
Application to ones life – partial\whole
Metaphorical usage
Bridging Text and Context
Connection between lifestyle of poet and our poem
Same.

Post-Reading Activity
Have you ever been in a fog?
What happens when you feel foggy?
Have you ever had a cat as a pet?
Short writing task on above
Generating  possibilities
Life comes and goes etc.
Reflection
Did you like the poem? Why or why not?
Synthesizing
What did you learn from this poem about yourself – does it change you in any way?
Summative Assessment
none
Application to your own life
Comparing  \ contrasting


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