If you need to catch up on reading The Iliad at home, here is the text we’re reading in class:
If you missed a day or need a copy of the background notes we took, here they are:
- ELAGSE9-10RL5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise. Georgia ELA
- ELAGSE9-10RL7 Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums (e.g., Auden’s poem “Musée de Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus), including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment. Georgia ELA
Students will analyze a piece of artwork using the OPTIC strategy and compare the heroes Achilles and Hector.
Let’s take a few minutes to finish up yesterday’s reading comprehension questions and review what happened in the story. Today, we’re going to be doing an OPTIC lesson, so we will pause in our reading in case you need to catch up at home 🙂
Look at the piece of artwork I have on the screen – it’s called “Achilles Slays Hector” by Peter Paul Rubens. While you look at this, I am going to play a song called “Cry of Achilles” by Alter Bridge. As you look and listen, write down whatever comes into your head – thoughts, feelings, things you notice about the picture, anything!!
We’re going to use the OPTIC strategy on the wall and go through it as a class. We’ll discuss what we see and why we think the author made those specific choices.
To end the day, I want you guys to write me a paragraph for an exit ticket: Who do you think is more admirable, Achilles or Hector? With whatever time we have left, we can watch the beginning of Troy, which we will continue tomorrow.
Formative (OPTIC write ups, paragraphs, class discussions)
Process (scaffolding, learning style)