Thursday, August 9, 2012

Junior Lessons for Weeks of 8-13-12 and 8-20-12

Racquel O’Connor-Mesa
Class: Junior English
Dates: Week of 8-13-12
Week of 8-20-12
Learning Development:
Performance Objective:  UW.G11.2R.C1.PO1
Identify, analyze, and apply knowledge of the structure and elements of literature.
Learning Objective: Evaluate the author’s use of literary elements: theme, point of view, characterization, setting, plot.
Kid-Friendly Language: I can use the literary elements employed by the author when analyzing various works.
Key Terms: Theme, Point of view, Characterization, Setting, Plot
Essential Questions:
What are the literary elements? How does an author effectively use those elements to connect to the reader personally?
Bloom’s Level



x Evaluation
Anticipatory Set
·         Congruent
·         Active
·         Past Experience
Think of your favorite literature character of all time.  Write one paragraph explaining what made this character so special.  Also note the piece of literature this character is from, if they were the main character, and any other specific characterization traits pertaining to this character that you are aware.  
Instructional Strategies

x Identifying Similarities & Differences
x Summarizing
 Nonlinguistic Representation
 Setting Objectives
x Peer Feedback
 Generating/Testing Hypothesis

x Lecture
x Discussion
x Practice
x Cooperative Learning
x Instructor Feedback
x Questions, Cues, Advanced Organizers
Learning Activities & Modeling the H.O.T.S.
Week of 8-13-12 Students will take interactive notes regarding characterization and discuss different ways authors portray characters and different types of characters in literature.  The class will then read Bernice Bobs Her Hair, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. While reading, students will note various characterization methods and label the characters in the story.  Upon the completion of the reading, students will be placed in cooperative groups and create a chart identifying the characters’ traits and conflicts within the story, determine what criteria establishes the character to be dynamic, and connect the criteria to additional elements within the work. Students will present charts to the class for peer evaluation.
Week of 8-20-12 Students will summarize the short story Bernice Bobs Her Hair, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald by completing a plot diagram which will include theme identity, point of view, and setting.  Students will also write a paragraph summary of the characterization of one of the characters in the story.  The teacher will model how to write a character analysis.  Students will complete the character analysis independently. 
Guided Practice
Teacher will guide cooperative groups when completing their characterization charts as well as character analysis. 
Comprehension Check
Cooperative group charts and character analysis will serve as the determinant in comprehension. 
Active Participation
·         All Students
·         All the Time
Students will be engaged in a variety of activities ranging from interactive notes, cooperative groups, character analysis, and internal character evaluation.
x  Combination
 Selected Response                                                    x Extended Written Response
 Performance Assessment                                           Personal Communication
·         Congruent
·         Active
·         Past Experience
·         Student Summary
Students will break into teacher selected cooperative groups and summarize either Theme, Point of view, Characterization, Setting, and Plot.  Students will then present their mastery of the subject matter to the class. 
Independent Practice
Students will complete character analysis after expectations are modeled.

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