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Using Microblogging and Social Networking to Explore Characterization and Style
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions, plus time for interacting on the online social networks|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computer lab or classroom set of laptops
- Computer with projection equipment
- Historical Tweets PowerPoint Presentation
- Copies of Emma by Jane Austen or another book from the Other Novels of Manners booklist
- Access to Twitter.com and/or Ning.com
- First Paragraph of Emma by Jane Austen
- Jane Austen Style Sheet
- Definition of Novel of Manners
- Example Tweets for Chapters 7 and 8 of Emma
- Definition of Pastiche
- Highbury Ning Expectations
- Reflection Questions
- Highbury Ning Evaluation
- Sign up for Twitter and practice sending a few historical tweets.
- Familiarize yourself with the Jane Austen Style Sheet and add any additional stylistic elements or examples as you see fit.
- Familiarize yourself with the definitions of pastiche and novel of manners.
- Set up the class Ning before Session Four.
- Duplicate any handouts required.
- Arrange for computer access during the appropriate sessions.