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Make-A-Hero Finale: The LAB!

Standards: 

  • ELAGSE9-10W6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

Learning Target: I will work with a partner or individually to create a hero and hero’s journey of my own devising, using various media formats of my own choice.

 Opening Session: A little Gilgamesh review 🙂 We’re not done with this guy, don’t forget him!

Work Session:  Today, I would like for you to continue to work on your hero project. YOUR FINAL PROJECT IS DUE TODAY!!!

Closing Session: Turn in project, volunteers present.

Assessment: Make-A-Hero Project

Differentiation: Students have choices in their partners or to work alone, students may work in various media formats to create their final product.

Make-A-Hero Workday!

Standards:

Learning Target: I will work with a partner or individually to create a hero and hero’s journey of my own devising, using various media formats of my own choice.

Opening Session: Another example of a hero that might inspire you 🙂

Work Session: We will be continuing our hero projects from Tuesday! Get with your partner and get to it!

-You may present your hero’s journey story in any of the following formats:
-A short story (500 word minimum)
-A comic – 8 FULL COLOR, hand-drawn panels.
-Compose an “epic” poem about your hero – 40 lines minimum and must have a rhyme scheme. Use Microsoft Word to write.
-Record a song or rap telling your hero’s story – 2 verses and a chorus minimum.

Today, I would like for you to continue to work on your hero project. You do not need to turn in a final product today, but I will be checking you off to make sure you’ve been working and not slacking!

Closing Session: Check-off of current work; Book talk – Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

Assessment: Final product

Differentiation: Students have choices in their partners or to work alone (process), students may work in various media formats to create their final product.

SLO + Make-A-Hero Workday!

Standard:

  • 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).

Learning Target: I can demonstrate my knowledge on a comprehensive exam; I can draw on source material to create my own work.

Opening Session: Relax before your test with this oddly  satisfying video:

Work Session: Welcome to Wednesday, your SLO day!!

Today you will complete the Student Learning Objective Post-Test. This test is taken on the iRespond remotes (the little clickers). It’s a 25 question multiple-choice test, in that standard “Read the passage, answer the question” format. You MAY write in the books. Write all over them, in fact – use some of those strategies we learned in class.

The test is 45 minutes long.

After the test is over, you guys get to continue working on your Make-A-Hero project. You can use the computers if you need to, or any of the resources I have available in this room, but because of testing I can’t let you go to the media center or computer lab, or even out in the hallway.

You’ll have the remainder of class to work on your make-a-hero project!

Closing Session: Book Talk – Divergent

Assessment: Projects will ultimately be graded

Differentiation: Process (students may work in partners); product (choice in format of final project).

Make-A-Hero!

Standard

  • ELAGSE9-10W5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language Standards 1–3 up to and including grades 9–10.)

Learning Target: I will plan my own hero’s journey story and begin writing a story by myself or with a partner, which I will revise throughout the week.

Opening Session: Captain America: The First Avenger, everyone’s favorite hero!

Work Session: Today we are going to work on making our very own heroes! Here’s the skinny:

  • You will invent your own hero
  • Your hero will go on an epic hero’s journey story
  • You may present your hero’s journey story in any of the following formats:
    • A short story (500 word minimum)
    • A comic – 8 FULL COLOR, hand-drawn panels
    • Compose an “epic” poem about your hero – 40 lines minimum and must have a rhyme scheme (ABABCDCD, AABBCCDD, etc.)
    • Record a song or rap telling your hero’s story – 2 verses and a chorus minimum (YOU MUST WRITE DOWN AND TURN IN THE LYRICS!!)
    • ??? Have your own idea? See me for approval!
  • You may work alone or with a partner of your own choosing.

I am going to give you guys a chart to fill out today to brainstorm who your hero might be.
You will also need to write a summary of how your hero goes on the hero’s journey.

Today, you must turn in the following:

  • A completed chart
  • A 1-paragraph summary of your hero’s journey
  • A Choice Ticket that says what format your final product will take.

Closing Session:  Choice ticket!

Assessment: Charts and paragraphs will be a daily grade (10 points).

Differentiation: Students have choices in their partners or to work alone, students may work in various media formats to create their final product.

Make Your Hero!

Standards

CCRL4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
ELACC9-10L4a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
ELACC9-10W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Learning Target

Students will use context clues to find the meaning of unknown vocabulary words.

Students will work on their Make a Hero (The Hero’s Journey) story.

Warm-up

Activator

Quick review of context clues

Sentence: The teacher was so flabbergasted at the dancers moves in the videos she watched yesterday.

Work Session

IT’S FRIDAY!!!
Today we will start with taking your vocabulary quiz, so please clear your desks of everything except a pencil.

Okay, so you should know that your journey is due Monday when you walk into the class. We are going to take today’s class and just work on these hero’s. Make sure you are using your time wisely because you are getting a grade for your work ethic. Also, it means less homework over the weekend!!!
I have colored markers and pencils for you to use.

Closing Session

Walking around the class and checking off if they did work

Assessment Strategy

Formal: Vocabulary Quiz
Informal: Checking if they are doing their Hero’s Journey

Differentiation

Students have watched videos, have had a handout and even did a class example of creating a hero through the heros journey.
They all get to create their own and create their own way of presenting their hero.