ThinkingNotesUCR

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Published on July 9, 2014

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THINKING NOTES: THINKING NOTES “Meta cognitive markers” THINKING NOTES THINKING NOTES by Kristina R. Steven THINKING NOTES July 9, 2014 THINKING NOTES based on T.J. Hanify’s “Thinking Notes” Thinking NotesObjective: Thinking NotesObjective 1) Students will learn to do a close read, using the poem Dreams by Langston Hughes, with the thinking notes presented in this lesson. (Part of a unit on poetry, focusing on different poets.)2) They will then be able to do a close read with their table partner on another Langston Hughes poem, Mother to Son. 3) Finally, they will have a third poem to do independently, I Too. This assignment will be collected and graded as a Homework/Classwork score.(Note: Students will have printed copies of all poems and notations needed for close read lesson.) Thinking Notes: Thinking Notes As you read, mark the text with the following:* - Main Idea - central to the author’s purpose! - Raises a question - possible discussion point for class?? - Something is unclear or confusing-I need to ask about this in class. Dreamsby Langston Hughes: Dreamsby Langston Hughes Hold fast to dreams Dreamsby Langston Hughes For if dreams die Dreamsby Langston Hughes Life is a broken-winged bird Dreamsby Langston Hughes That cannot fly. Dreamsby Langston Hughes Hold fast to dreams Dreamsby Langston Hughes For when dreams go Dreamsby Langston Hughes Life is a barren field Dreamsby Langston Hughes Frozen with snow. Hold fast to dreamsFor if dreams dieLife is a broken-winged birdThat cannot fly.Hold fast to dreamsFor when dreams goLife is a barren fieldFrozen with snow. Thinking Notes: Thinking Notes As you read, mark the text with the following:* - Main Idea - central to the author’s purpose! - Raises a question - possible discussion point for class?? - Something is unclear or confusing-I need to ask about this in class. Mother to Sonby Langston Hughes: Mother to Sonby Langston Hughes Well, son, I'll tell you:Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.It's had tacks in it,And splinters,And boards torn up,And places with no carpet on the floor—Bare.But all the time I'se been a-climbin' on,And reachin' landin's,And turnin' corners,And sometimes goin' in the darkWhere there ain't been no light.So, boy, don't you turn back.Don't you set down on the steps.'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.Don't you fall now—For I'se still goin', honey,I'se still climbin',And life for me ain't been no crystal stair. Thinking Notes: Thinking Notes As you read, mark the text with the following:* - Main Idea - central to the author’s purpose! - Raises a question - possible discussion point for class?? - Something is unclear or confusing-I need to ask about this in class. I, Tooby Langston Hughes: I, Tooby Langston Hughes I, too, sing America.I am the darker brother.They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes,But I laugh,And eat well,And grow strong.Tomorrow,I’ll be at the table When company comes.Nobody’ll dare Say to me,“Eat in the kitchen,”Then.Besides,They’ll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed — I, too, am America

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