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World Lit: Circle 8, Fraud

Standards

  • ELAGSE9-10RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Georgia
  • ELAGSE9-10RL2 Determine a theme or central idea of text and closely analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Georgia
  • 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
  • ELAGSE9-10RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone.) Georgia
  • 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
  • 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
I can understand circle 8 of Dante’s Inferno by analyzing the theme of symbolic retribution in my area of the circle; I can summarize my ring of circle 8 for my classmates.

Opening Session
Dante’s Inferno – “Oh, Hell!” summary video!

Work Session
Welcome to CIRCLE 8: FRAUD! We are almost done!

So, in circle 8, we see 10 different types of sinners, all variations of fraud, all punished in different ways. You might have noticed the desks are in 10 groups? You’re going to draw a card from my box to be randomly assigned to a group. Your group’s job is to explain who the sinners in your bolgia are, what their sin was, and what their punishment is.

You must include the following information:

  • What are the sinners in your circle called?
  • What is the definition of that word?
  • What is the punishment?
  • How does this show the law of symbolic retribution (the punishment fits the crime)?

You will make a poster with this information on it and present your findings to the class. You’re going to need to include words, illustrations, paragraphs, graffiti, etc. to really show what’s going on in your circle. We’ll hang these posters up outside in the hallway when we’re done with them!!
Good luck!

Closing Session
Collaborative poster activity ticket out the door!

Assessment
Readiness (group work); product (any presentation option); learning style (visual, kinesthetic, auditory).

Differentiation
Formative (presentations, posters, collaborative poster activity)

World Lit: Dante Circle 4: Greed

Standards

  • 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
  • ELAGSE9-10RL2 Determine a theme or central idea of text and closely analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will understand circle 4 of Dante’s Inferno and how the punishment fits the law of symbolic retribution; I will participate in a collaborative discussion with my classmates about greed.

Opening Session
Today we’re studying greed – the avaricious and prodigal, or in other words, those who hoard (keep everything) and those who squander (waste everything). We’re going to start out with a Shmoop summary of this circle, since we aren’t reading it out of the book. Next, we are going to have a little debate!!

Work Session
You may have noticed that the desks are in rows that face each other with an aisle between you. Today we’re going to have a stone throwing debate! Because the punishment in circle 4 is to push giant rocks into one another, you’re going to be doing something similar with your papers. I’ve got a sheet with 5 questions on it for each of you. You’re going to have 5 minutes to write on any one of the questions. Then, you’re going to crumble up your paper and throw it at the person across from you, just like the sinners in circle 4 did. When you get the paper your partner throws at you, unfold it, and you’ll have 5 minutes to either write about a new question OR respond to your partner’s
writing.

We will swap papers 4 times. After that, you should find your own paper, flatten it out, and you can respond to what everyone else wrote and get the last word. Then it’s time to turn them in!

Closing Session
Ticket out the door – choose your poster activity for the day and complete it, then hang it on the board.

Assessment
Formative (TOTD, class discussions)

Differentiation
Process (guided notes); Product (choice of poster activity)

TESTING THURSDAY!!!

Good luck on your unit test today, everyone!!!!

Standard: RL.9-10.10. By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9–10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Learning Target: Students will demonstrate their knowledge on a comprehensive unit test.

Opening Session: This video is oddly satisfying, and hopefully will help you relax before your test!

Work Session: Today is a test day! You will be answering 5 short answer questions and 3 writing questions about our symbolic retribution unit. Remember to always write SOMETHING, even if you don’t really know! GOOD LUCK!

Closing Session: Share something you’re thankful for.

Differentiation: Accommodations provided as indicated on IEPs, annotated texts, seating arrangement changes.

Assessment: Summative assessment (unit test).

Musical Hell!

Are you ready for a little musical interlude?

Standard: 

  • 9-10.7. Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (e.g., Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).

Learning Target: I will analyze the representations of the sins punished in Dante’s Inferno as they are presented in modern music.

Activator: Think of a song that represents Hell to you….. What circle? Let’s see the ones I came up with

Work Session: Your test is TOMORROW!!!! So today we are going to do a little review game, where I play a song and you match the song to the circle of Hell. A couple things to remember:

  • I do not care about you knowing exactly what circle is what sin.
  • I care that you know what the sins ARE – not you can list them, but you know what the words MEAN.
  • I care that you understand the law of symbolic retribution (the punishment fits the crime).
  • I do not care if you memorize what Dante’s punishments are for each individual sin.
  • I do not care if you memorize the orders of the circles.
  • I DO care if you know the difference in greed and gluttony, in wrath and violence, in lust and betrayal.

In other words, I don’t want you to MEMORIZE the text, but I DO want you to understand it. Capisce?

Excellent 🙂 Let’s listen to some music!

After we finish listening to these 9 songs, I want you to flip your sheet over. On the back is a place for you to come up with your own 9 songs for the inferno. Warning: Fraud is kind of hard to find!

Enjoy! I may use these songs later on, so put some effort into this!!!

Closing Session: Think-Pair-Share with a neighbor and then with the class!

Differentiation: Learning style (visual, auditory); interest (musical genres).

Assessment: Worksheets will be checked for completion and understanding (answers could vary).

I won’t lie to you…

Standard:

  • ELAGSE9-10RL2 Determine a theme or central idea of text and closely analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

Learning Target: I can understand circle 8 of Dante’s Inferno by analyzing the theme of symbolic retribution in my area of the circle; I can summarize my ring of circle 8 for my classmates.

Opening Session: Dante’s Inferno – “Oh, Hell!” summary video! 

Work Session: Welcome to CIRCLE 8: FRAUD! We are almost done, y’all!!

So, in circle 8, we see 10 different types of sinners, all variations of fraud, all punished in different ways. You might have noticed the desks are in 10 groups? You’re going to draw a card from my box to be randomly assigned to a group. Your group’s job is to explain who the sinners in your bolgia are, what their sin was, and what their punishment is. Here’s the skinny:

You must include the following information:

  • What are the sinners in your circle called?
  • What is the definition of that word?
  • What is the punishment?
  • How does this show the law of symbolic retribution (the punishment fits the crime)?

You will make a poster with this information on it and present your findings to the class. You’re going to need to include words, illustrations, paragraphs, graffiti, etc. to really show what’s going on in your circle. We’ll hang these posters up outside in the hallway when we’re done with them!!

Good luck!

Closing Session: Collaborative poster activity ticket out the door!

Differentiation: Readiness (group work); product (any presentation option); learning style (visual, kinesthetic, auditory).

Assessment: Presentations will be assessed.