In an effort to slow down with difficult texts, my class and I took about a week and a half to read In Flanders Fields. The poem is a Canadian classic. It not only talks about the war, but it also explores the feelings of soldiers during/after war. Personally, I think the poem finds the happy medium between ‘Never Again" and “Heroes” messages that appear at Remembrance Day.
Our slowing down took a few steps:
So we gave each other some tips and we redid them.
Students were amazed at how effective the editing process was in art:
The next step was to put all of the photos together to give a visual representation of the whole poem. (It is a whole thought after all, not a series of parts.)
When all of that was done, students were finally ready to respond to the poem. I was so proud of their insightful, deep comments:
The final step will be the conversations that will be happen on our site. I’ve taken a peak at their work and given them tips for growth.
(comments for Aster and Nicole)
(comments for Yoni and Renush)
Let’s see if anyone takes the bait and comments/edits further.