Marvin Romero, English Teacher
A lesson on making choices.
After the lesson, the students will complete a chart and participate in a discussion with 80% proficiency.
- Prompt: Does making choices often mean making compromises? Why or Why Not?
- Hand out chart or write chart on board.
- Have students complete the chart.
- Have students read the two poems.
- Have each student design a question about one of the poems the read. This will be used for the brief seminar.
- Conduct a Socratic Seminar using the student questions as commentary for discussion. (Additional questions may be asked by the teacher to steer student thought.)
- Present the following questions for students to answer in a timed fashion:
- Can the freedom to choose be a drawback? Why?
- What choice are you going to make today regarding your education and future? Why?
- Each response must be a half-page in length and turned in.
Evaluation and Revision:
(reserved space for educator reflection and possible changes)
Use the following question to complete the chart below:
What do you think is the most important choice you have had to make in your life thus far?
I decided to ______________________________________________________
People or things which influenced:
Reasons I chose to do this:
Other Options I Had: