Sir Gawain and the Green Thursday

Standard: ELA10RL1 The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (i.e., examples of diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events and main ideas) in a variety of texts representative of different genres (i.e., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation.

Learning Target: Students will work in groups to perform a skit about part of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”. They will then present these skits to the class.

Activator: Sir Gawain in Stained Glass, Part I

Welcome to Thursday! Today we’re reading our LAST ARTHUR LEGEND!! Can you believe it?! Aaaand… After tomorrow? Only three more weeks until finals week and then SUMMER BREAK! Yeah, I may be getting a little excited 😛

Anyway, today we’re reading a story called “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”. I like this story because it gives you an idea of the sort of knights Arthur had around him at the Round Table. We’re going to split up into four groups by numbering off around our tables. Each group will be assigned a section of the story. You’ll learn this story, and present to the class. Today will be all about learning your parts and practicing together, and we will do a practice run. On Monday, we’ll perform the entire story straight through. I’ll record it, too! And then, of course, you guys will get to watch my other two classes presentations as our daily video on Tuesday 🙂

  • One or two people in your group should be the narrator(s). These people will actually read the text aloud that I give you – yes, the whole thing!
  • Throughout the story, the narrators will stop and the actors will act out what’s going on in the scene.
  • When one group finishes, the next group needs to be ready to take their place on stage immediately.

Everyone know what’s going on? Awesome! I can’t wait to see your performances!!

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