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World Lit: Hector’s Death Skits

Standards

  • ELAGSE11-12RL7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare as well as one play by an American dramatist.) Georgia
  • ELAGSE9-10RL7 Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums (e.g., Auden’s poem “Musée de Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus), including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment. Georgia
  • ELAGSE9-10RL9 Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare). Georgia

Learning Target
Students will put on a play to display their knowledge of the Iliad.

Activator
We’re going to start the day by watching a scene from Troy and discussing how the movie producers and directors transferred the story to the screen.

Work Session
I’m going to divide the class into 3 groups. Your groups will each put on a dramatic presentation of how they interpret the events that occur in the “Death of Hector” from the Iliad. You can use the movie as inspiration, but remember what we discussed and how your might modify or adjust to fit the screen.

With about fifteen minutes left of class, I’ll call each group up to perform for us. Yes, this is a quick turnaround, and we all know it, so don’t freakout about being unprepared for the stage 🙂

Closer
Let’s vote and discuss! Who was the best? Why?

Assessment
Formative (plays)

Differentiation
Process (Scaffolding, learning style); Product (different media possible for the plays)

World Lit: The Death of Hector

Standards

  • ELAGSE9-10RL3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RL6 Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RL7 Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums (e.g., Auden’s poem “Musée de Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus), including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will read and analyze “The Death of Hector” from The Iliad, comparing it to the interpretation they saw in Troy.

Opening Session

Check out this student-created video summary of The Iliad:

Work Session
READING TIME! Grab your copies of The Iliad and read from book 22, The Death of Hector. You can read with your groups or independently if you prefer.

We are going to pause throughout the reading and talk about what’s going on, read some parts out loud, and generally do some deep analysis of this reading. This is the part of the story where Achilles kills Hector, so it’s kind of a big deal.

Closing Session
VOCAB!

  1. incense
  2. plunder
  3. sacrosanct
  4. harrow
  5. bereft
  6. brazen
  7. wreath
  8. loiter
  9. impulse
  10. spurn

Assessment
Formative (discussions, notice and wonder, comprehension questions)

Differentiation
Process (scaffolding, annotated text)