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World Lit: DiCaprio Sheds Light on The 11th Hour


  • 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!

Formative (book check)

Process (scaffolding, learning style) Interest