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Revisiting Life Experiences and Learning Goals <== Lesson Plan ==> Extension Activity

Ms. Carlisle
Boys and Girls High School
English 6  
Spring 2009

Lesson Plan


Aim: How can we use what we know about the characters in A Raisin in the Sun to write original scenes involving these characters?

Instructional Objectives:

  • Students will practice characterization by writing original scenes for characters in A Raisin in the Sun.
  • Students will continue to consider how conflict functions in literature to drive the story forward.

Do Now: Quick Quiz: Without looking at your Literary Elements handout -- what are the three methods of characterization we discussed yesterday? Answer in your notebook.

Mini-Lesson

  • Re-cap yesterday’s (and Friday’s) mini-lesson on characterization (definition, function) by going over Quick Quiz answers.
  • Return and provide group feedback on
  • Briefly elicit responses about students’ own experiences of/opinions on symbolism in dreams.
  • Explain task (see handout).
  • Read aloud – example.

Independent practice: Students will work in pairs to complete assignment. Begin in class today, continue working on Friday. Visual component may take a third class period to complete.

Homework: Independent Reading Logs

Revisiting Life Experiences and Learning Goals <== Lesson Plan ==> Extension Activity

 

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