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World Lit: Author’s Stylebook: Description

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Learning Target: I can identify and evaluate the author’s use of sensory details and figurative language.

Opening Session: I want to read a personal narrative I wrote when I was in college

Work Session: Flip in your Springboards to page 138 and look at the story “If You Are What You Eat, Then What Am I?”. Today we will be reading this short essay and considering sensory details in our own writing, so you can also get out the childhood narrative we’ve been working on for the past couple days

I’ll take a volunteer to read the essay aloud (just one, it’s short) and then I want you guys to do the sensory detail chart on page 140. We will go over it together. Next, I want you to take about fifteen minutes with your childhood narrative and add in some of these sensory details. Consider smells, textures, and figurative language to make your writing come alive, such as the description of tuna as “pink and shiny, like an internal organ.” Consider adding to your narrative to make it connect to a larger story, like how the author uses tuna to demonstrate how little both he and his mother understand about the world.

Finally, I want you to make your own sensory detail chart, and fill it out for your own story.

Closing Session: Anyone got a sensory detail they’re particularly proud of? Share out!

Assessment: Informal (book check)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

The Epic of Monday

Standard:

§  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.)

Learning Target: I will analyze the imagery in Gilgamesh and its impact on the tone of the story.

Opening Session: A good Gilgamesh summary video! This will catch you up from yesterday and preview today’s reading as well:

Work Session: So, today we’re starting off with a quick review of the Hero’s Journey archetype that we’ve been talking about, which is always fun :) After our daily video, though, we’re diving right into Gilgamesh again! Today we’re reading about the flood, which is a story with a lot of historical significance. Tomorrow we’ll read some nonfiction about the way this story affected the world when it was first discovered.

…After we finish reading, I want you guys to look at the concept of imagery. Imagery, as you probably recall from 9th lit, is when you have very descriptive words in the story you’re reading. Words that paint a picture in your head, or call to mind the five senses. Words that really make you feel like you’re there. Today we’re going to do a brief imagery project.

1.     Find an example of imagery in The Epic of Gilgamesh.

2.     Write the quote from the book with an MLA citation (We will go over this).

3.     Which of the five senses does this quote evoke? (Sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch)?

4.     Draw an illustration of this piece of imagery.

Closing session: When you’re finished, we’ll leave them on our desks and have a brief gallery walk. Awesome standouts will be displayed on the classroom wall  We will also do a book talk today to introduce you to another hero’s journey story you might like to read.

Assessment: Imagery illustrations will be assessed.

Differentiation: Learning style (visual, kinesthetic); product (drawings).

The Epic of Wednesday

Standard:

  • 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.)

Learning Target: I will analyze the imagery in Gilgamesh and its impact on the tone of the story.

Opening Session: A good Gilgamesh summary video! This will catch you up from yesterday and preview today’s reading as well:

Work Session: So, today we’re starting off with a quick review of the Hero’s Journey archetype that we’ve been talking about, which is always fun :) After our daily video, though, we’re diving right into Gilgamesh again! Today we’re reading about the flood, which is a story with a lot of historical significance. Tomorrow we’ll read some nonfiction about the way this story affected the world when it was first discovered.

…After we finish reading, I want you guys to look at the concept of imagery. Imagery, as you probably recall from 9th lit, is when you have very descriptive words in the story you’re reading. Words that paint a picture in your head, or call to mind the five senses. Words that really make you feel like you’re there. Today we’re going to do a brief imagery project.

  1. Find an example of imagery in The Epic of Gilgamesh.
  2. Write the quote from the book with an MLA citation (We will go over this).
  3. Which of the five senses does this quote evoke? (Sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch)?
  4. Draw an illustration of this piece of imagery.

Closing session: When you’re finished, we’ll leave them on our desks and have a brief gallery walk. Awesome standouts will be displayed on the classroom wall 🙂 We will also do a book talk today to introduce you to another hero’s journey story you might like to read.

Assessment: Imagery illustrations will be assessed.

Differentiation: Learning style (visual, kinesthetic); product (drawings).

 

The Epic of Thursday!

Standard: RL.9-10.1. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Learning Target: Students will finish reading the Gilgamesh selection from our text.

Activator: 

 

So, today we’re starting off with a quick review of the Hero’s Journey archetype that we’ve been talking about, which is always fun :) After our daily video, though, we’re diving right into Gilgamesh again! Today we’re reading about the flood, which is a story with a lot of historical significance. Tomorrow we’ll read some nonfiction about the way this story affected the world when it was first discovered.

…After we finish reading, I want you guys to look at the concept of imagery. Imagery, as you probably recall from 9th lit, is when you have very descriptive words in the story you’re reading. Words that paint a picture in your head, or call to mind the five senses. Words that really make you feel like you’re there. Today we’re going to do a brief imagery project.

  1. Find an example of imagery in The Epic of Gilgamesh.
  2. Write the quote from the book with an MLA citation (We will go over this).
  3. Which of the five senses does this quote evoke? (Sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch)?
  4. Draw an illustration of this piece of imagery.

When you’re finished, we’ll leave them on our desks and have a brief gallery walk. Awesome standouts will be displayed on the classroom wall 🙂

The Epic of Imagery

Standards

ELACC9-10RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Learning Target

Students will finish reading the Gilgamesh selection from our text.

Warm-up

Take up any homework from yesterday

Activator

Journal 9: How do you feel about Gilgamesh so far? Any favorite parts? Can you relate to anything he has been through?

Work Session

After a quick review over the past two days we will start reading about the flood. After, we will talk about imagery and the use of it in this story. Before I introduce their project we will go over MLA citation. Students will than:

1. Find an example of imagery in The Epic of Gilgamesh.

2. Write the quote from the book with an MLA citation

3. Which of the five senses does this quote evoke? (Sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch)?

4. Draw an illustration of this piece of imagery.

When finished we will have a gallery walk.

Closing Session

Gallery walk

Assessment Strategy

Gallery walk, imagery illustrations/question/citation, informal observation, reading aloud.

Differentiation

Use of artwork and reading aloud.