Subject: Through the Looking Glass
1. Topic-
A play that is the procession to Alice in Wonderland that depicts chess moves and a variety of math concepts.
2. Content-
Alice travels to a world that is the mirror image of her world and in order to return must follow the steps in a game of chess to eventually win and return to her own world.

Vocabulary: Curious,Croquet,Tarts,Errands,Clever,Mad,Giddy,Moral,
Witness,Evidence,and Verdict
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Watch an actual play
2.Learn new vocabulary
3.Develop an understanding of chess and how it relates to the play

Content Standards:
*Acquisition of Vocabulary
-Use context clues& text structure to identify word meanings
*Reading Process
-Apply effective reading and comprehension strategies, including summarizing and making predictions and comparisons across text and subject areas
*Communications oral and visual
-Demonstrate active listening strategies
-Respond to presentation by stating purpose and summarizing main ideas
*Describe and model reflections using physical materials
4. Objectives-
1.The student will be able to view Through the Looking Glass and discuss its plot
2.The student will be able to identify and understand the vocabulary used during the performance
3.The student will be able to manipulate a real chess board and discuss how it compares to the plot of the play.
4.Student will be able to discuss parts of a play
5. Materials and Aids-
-The play performed at Miller South
-Vocabulary page given prior to performance
-Chess board
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Introduce the play Through the Looking Glass
2.Discuss the major theme of the play
3.Review vocabulary that the students will encounter while viewing the performance
4.View the performance

B. Development-

1.Read a synopsis of play
2.Discuss the purpose of the play
3.Identify vocabulary used in the play that might be confusing

C. Practice-

1.Complete a vocabulary matching sheet
2.Identify and discuss math terminology of reflection and mirror image
3.Practice playing chess on the smartboard

D. Independent Practice-

1.Vocabulary matching exercise
2.Performance etiquette check sheet
3.Poetry read alouds from play
4.Curtain page to draw favorite scene in play

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Oral discussion
2.Small group for vocabulary page
3.Small group to complete checklist(read aloud to students and discuss)

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Completed vocabulary sheet
2.Oral discussion of parts of the play
3.Drawing of favorite scene
4.Practice and comparison of chess to the parts of play using a venn diagram

G. Closure-

1.Discussion of the play
2.Question and answer session regarding specific elements of the play
7. Evaluation-
1.Completed activities

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