Today all of my ninth grade students are going to learn about Edgar Allan Poe! We will do this by following the instructions and interacting with an electronic timeline.
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INTRODUCTION TO EDGAR ALLAN POE ACTIVITY
Today was a work day on the advertisement project.
The project is due tomorrow at the beginning of class. It should have three items in the packet:
- rough draft advertisement with dialogue
- final draft original pictures storyboard and dialogue
- grading rubric
Which three of the following skills are the most important for success in life? Why did you chose those three?
Patience, common sense, humor, courage, creativity, resourcefulness, work ethic, organization, integrity, pride, responsibility, flexibility, compassion, love, kindness, self-control, obedience, independence, discernment, initiative, wisdom, wit, friendliness
Today we continued working on our advertisements, and organized to make a real storyboard using original photographs, props, and costumes. Creative process, writing, imagery, and persuasion are important factors of this assignment. See attached for rubric.
(1) Go to the computer lab so we can learn how to look up personal accounts and grades.
(2) Back to class to Sneeze and start a project!
Create an advertisement for this product: liquid cereal! I would like two paragraphs, at least four sentences each. Convince me to buy this product!
Now in groups of four, please choose a commercial that you wrote using either liquid cereal or a brand-new product you invented. Write six frames of a storyboard using dialogue and pictures to illustrate what you want to do if this were a video. This is a rough draft for what you will be doing for the rest of the project.
Today we went over the plot point definitions for review purposes. After, the students drew three plot mountains on a piece of paper, and then watched one Pixar short film. They filled out where the plot points were for the short film, discussed in small groups, and then discussed as a class. We did this for three short films, and had a quiz on the concept at the end of class.
Today we watched the rest of “The Most Dangerous Game,” and then shared compare/contrast notes.
After we did so, we immediately jumped into defining and understanding plot points. The “plot mountain” included the terms: exposition, inciting action, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, and denouement.
Today we talked about what words we use when comparing an contrasting.
Next, using a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the movie and short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” we filled out the differences and similarities while watching the first 30 minutes.
Sneeze: What is your favorite song? Why is it special to you? How do you personally relate to it?
Finish “The Most Dangerous Game” as a class
Isn’t it ironic? Search for the three types of irony. Can you find three examples of each type of irony in “The Most Dangerous Game?”
September 11th is a Day of Remembrance. As we honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, make a list of everything in your life that you are thankful for.
Well….that quiz was unpleasant…
So, let’s start from the top. As a class. We don’t just give up when we’re wrong! We try again!
What kind of irony do you see, and why? Answer in complete sentences.
- In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth appears to be loyal to Duncan, but he is actually plotting his murder. Duncan doesn’t know Macbeth’s plans, but the audience knows what is going to happen.
- The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin tells the tale of a wife who learned her husband was dead. She felt a sense of freedom, thinking about her new life out from under his thumb. Suddenly, the husband returns (he never was dead) and she dies of shock.
- A snobbish woman – who perceives moonstone to be a poor man’s gemstone – is given a pair of moonstone earrings by her fiancé. When she opens the box, she says, “Thank you, honey. I just love moonstones. They’re so – simple.”
The rest of the day was spent on a Pop Quiz for “The Most Dangerous Game,” reviewing the irony worksheet as a class, and beginning to find examples of each type of irony in the short story.
Homework: Make a table outlining the three types of irony. Find three examples of each type of irony in the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game.”