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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Tracking the Ways Writers Develop Heroes and Villains
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Six 50-minute sessions plus reading sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Copies of the novels students are reading
- General classroom supplies-markers, poster paper, chart paper, and so forth to be used as students work on their posters
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
- Three Elements of Characterization
- Looking for Character Development
- Character Development Reading Log
- Excerpt from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
- Persuasion Map Planning Sheet
- Character Presentation Rubric
- Vader Unmasked: The Sounds and Psychology of Evil
- Character and Characterization
- American Film Institute List of Top 100 Heroes and Villains
- Wikipedia entry on Darth Vader
- Darth Vader entry in the Star Wars Databank
- Gather novels for the class to read. Students can all read the same novel, or might read different novels in small groups.
- If you will use the NPR recording in class, preview Vader Unmasked to ensure that you have the necessary plug-in on your machines. Otherwise, make copies of the text version of the article, available on the same page, for students.
- Print copies or transparencies of the Looking for Character Development assignment, Three Elements of Characterization, Character Development Reading Log, Excerpt from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Persuasion Map Planning Sheet, and Character Presentation Rubric. Alternatively, you can arrange for students to view these resources online.
- Test the Persuasion Map on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.