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Word Maps: Developing Critical and Analytical Thinking About Literary Characters
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 45-minute sessions|
Villanova d'Asti, Asti
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Copies of "After Twenty Years" by O. Henry
- Overhead or the blackboard
- Student journals
Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis
Students can map out the key literary elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution as prewriting for their own fiction or as analysis of a text by another author in this secondary-level interactive.
|1.||This lesson uses the short story "After Twenty Years" by O. Henry to introduce students to the comprehension strategy of characterization.
|2.||Divide the story into two parts, the first part ending with the line, "It's an appointment made twenty years ago." The remainder of the story will be used as the second part (see the Instructional Plan, Sessions 1 and 2).
|3.||Prepare overhead transparencies with journal questions or be prepared to write questions on the board for student response. (See Sessions 1 and 2 and the Student Assessment/Reflections section for possible questions.)
|4.||Preview the Literary Elements Map so that you will be able to demonstrate how to use the tool before students work in their groups.
|5.||Preview Bridging the Gap: Group Work Rubrics and Checklist or RubiStar to access or create assessment rubrics for this lesson.|