Q 4 Wk5: Apr 23-27

23 April
 
Objectives
Compare alternative adaptations of a text for elements of characterization, setting, and plot.
Use a graphic organizer to collect data for comparison of two versions of a text.
 
Bellwork
On a clean sheet of paper, create a T-chart for note-taking and label it as the example below.
 
    War of the Worlds:  1898 text vs. 2005 film
 
    SIMILARITIES       |         DIFFERENCES
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Activities
1) Students create a note-taking sheet to collect information for comparisons of characterization, plot, and setting.
2) Students watch an excerpt from Steven Spielberg's 2005 film adaptation of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds while taking notes on their graphic organizer.
3) Students write a brief comparison of the two versions of the text. (Graphic organizer and comparison HANDED IN at the end of class)
 
 
 
24 April    class meets in Library
 
Objectives
Summarize an informational text from an online academic database that examines the historical influences on alternative adaptations of a text.
Publish findings to an online forum.
 
Bellwork
Log on to a computer, and go to the class website. Bring up and read the information for today's class.
 
Activities
1) NOTE: Most students will find the reading for today's class to be challenging. Take your time while reading to consider carefully what I am asking you to do. Read the instructions to the accompanying written assignment "Summary of 'Deconstructing Herbert" on www.turnitin.com before reading the article itself. Knowing what to look for before beginning your reading will help you find what you need as you read.
2) Open the file at the bottom of the page entitled "Deconstructing Herbert." Read the article and summarize its contents according to the instructions listed on www.turnitin.com. NOTE: Do not use ANY quotes in your summaries--only paraphrases. This written assignment will count toward the writing portion of your grade. Be sure to revise your work for the six traits of writing--grammar, word choice, voice, organization, content, and sentence fluency--BEFORE submitting your assignment.
3) Publish your summary to www.turnitin.com under the assignment entitled "Summary of 'Deconstructing Herbert.'" (DUE by 5:15 p.m. 4/25)
4) HOMEWORK: Read chapters 12-17 of War of the Worlds, and be ready to discuss them for Friday's class.
 
 
 
25 April
 
Objectives
Identify and evaluate historical influences on the development of the novel.
Summarize and respond to informational texts on H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds.
 
Bellwork
Pick up the handout "Age of the Novel - Guided Reading Questions" at the back of the room (download available below), and begin reading "The Age of the Novel" in British Literature, pp. 922-923.
 
Activities
1) Students read the informational text "The Age of the Novel" and answer the guided reading questions.
2) In groups, students compare and share responses to the guided reading questions to verify comprehension.
3) Students work on summaries and responses to the informational text "Deconstructing Herbert: The War of the Worlds on Film."
 
 
 
26 April      class meets in Library
 
Objectives
Use paraphrasing to summarize a critical evaluation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.
Identify evidence used to support an argument or claim in an informational text.
Publish findings to an online forum.
 
Bellwork
Log on to a computer, and go to the class website. Bring up and read the information for today's class.
 
Activities
1) Open the file at the bottom of the page entitled "Masterplots - War of the Worlds." Read the Critical Evaluation section. Summarize the article by paraphrasing the topic sentence of each paragraph and two pieces of evidence used in support of the topic sentence. Use only paraphrases in this writing assignment. This exercise is worth 30 points in the writing portion of your grade.
2) Publish your summary to www.turnitin.com under the assignment "Masterplots WoW" by the end of the class.
3) In the "Masterplots" article, read the section entitled "The Story" to remind yourself of the basic outline of the story in the 1898 original text.
 
 
  
27 April
 
Objectives
Identify and classify the elements of plot development on Freytag's pyramid using a Shakespearean tragedy and a Victorian novel.
 
Bellwork
With a partner, place the Macbeth plot points provided to you in chronological order.
 
Activities
1) After verifying the chronological order of plot points of Macbeth, students take notes on a presentation on plot structure using Freytag's pyramid.
2) Using the handout "Freytag's Pyramid - Macbeth," students label the plot development of Macbeth. Students then verify and correct their work.
3) Using their reading notes and the plot summary from "Masterplots," students identify 10 main events in the plot of Book One of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds label those moments of the plot development onto a "Freytag Pyramid Blank."
 
  
  
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Tracy Alexander,
Apr 23, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Tracy Alexander,
Apr 23, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Tracy Alexander,
Apr 25, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Tracy Alexander,
Apr 25, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Tracy Alexander,
Apr 23, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Tracy Alexander,
Apr 23, 2012, 12:26 PM
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