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World Lit: DiCaprio Sheds Light on The 11th Hour

Standards

  • ELAGSE9-10RI1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RI3 Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RI6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will analyze an interview to evaluate the impact of subjectivity on a text and identify fallacies in order to evaluate a text’s credibility.

Opening Session
Read the article “DiCaprio Sheds Light on 11th Hour” in Springboard, page 413, and then answer the Second Read questions that follow it if you finish early.

Work Session
While I cue up the DVD, look at the fallacies on page 415 in Springboard. Read over them and highlight the important information that will help you remember them. I’m going to show you a clip from the movie we just read about, The 11th Hour, which is a documentary about climate change made by Leonardo DiCaprio. While I show you chapter 5 of the movie, take notes using the SMELL organizer on page 416 of the Springboard book.

Next, we’re going to do the chart on page 417 together. We’ll look for each fallacy in the clip, then consider if it is fair or not.

Closing Session
Flip to page 418 and look at the Check Your Understanding question. Write a short response and then we will share out!

Assessment
Formative (book check)

Differentiation
Process (scaffolding, learning style) Interest

World Lit: The 11th Hour

Standards: 

  • ELAGSE9-10RI6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
  • ELAGSE9-10W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • ELAGSE9-10SL1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • ELAGSE9-10SL1a: Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.

Opening Session: Grab your Springboards and flip to page 401. Do question 2 while I play the beginning of our movie today, The 11th Hour!

Work Session: Today we are spending the entire class period watching the movie The 11th Hour, which is a documentary starring Leonardo DiCaprio about climate change. Take notes on page 402 of your book as you watch.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0492931/

Closing Session: Debrief: What did you think of the movie? Did it change your perspective? Enlighten you? How so?

Assessment: Formative (book check, class discussions)

Differentiation: Learning style (visual)

World Lit: The Art of Objectivity

Standard: ELAGSE9-10SL2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.

Learning Target: I can write and revise an effective, objective summary.

Opening Session: Let’s finish The 11th Hour from yesterday! We should have just a few minutes left.

Work Session: Flip in your books to page 407 and let’s talk summary! We’re going to briefly discuss the Looking For Evidence section on page 407, then turn over to 408 and I would like each of you to complete the chart. Afterwards, you will share with a peer. Finally, we will do the Explanatory Writing Prompt on page 409 to summarize the movie we just watched.

Closing Session: Share out! What did you think of the movie? Did it change your opinion on climate change?

Assessment: Informal (book check of summary)

Differentiation: Process (Scaffolding)

World Lit: The 11th Hour

Standard: ELAGSE9-10SL2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.

Learning Target: I can analyze how a documentary establishes point of view and ethos.

Opening Session: Today we’re going to be watching a movie! This is called The 11th Hour and it is about climate change. I know you have probably heard a lot about this topic, so for our Opening Session today, why don’t we share out some of what we know and think about global warming?

Work Session: Let’s watch the movie!

Closing Session: Summarize briefly what we saw today, and we will finish this tomorrow!

Assessment: Informal (closing summary)

Differentiation: Learning Style (visual, auditory)