1. Topic-
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Literary concepts)
2. Content-
Point of View: how the story is told by the narrator

Narrator: who is telling the story

Plot: the sequence of events that makes up a story

Conflict: a struggle (internal or external) in making a decision or between characters
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Students will be able to:
-describe what point of view that a story is being told (1st or 3rd)
-describe two different types of conflict (one external, one internal) that may occur in a story
-describe the plot of a movie or story that they had recently read or seen.
4. Materials and Aids-
5. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

verbal: "Today we're going to work on several literary ideas, including Point of View (POV), Plot and Conflict."

B. Development-

Ask about different video games, the difference between something like Halo vs. street fighter (1st person shooter vs. third person fighting game)

-make sure to point out whose 'eyes' are they seeing things through in each game

-Tie into the idea of POV

Stories can have several POV's within it (such as Harry Potter where a different person is telling a story in different chapters)

Plot: like a summary, it tells what happens in the story.

Link to itunes or a movie writeup (explaining what is happening)


Conflict: discuss decisions that a student has to make (tough decisions) - tie to internal conflict while external is a physical struggle

C. Practice-

Identify different:
POV's in games or readings that have been done

Conflicts in games or readings that have been done
(The Eye of Conscience: conflict between the business men and foremen vs. showing what was happening)

D. Independent Practice-

Discussion and give examples of conflict and POV's

E. Checking for understanding-

Vocabulary worksheet

F. Closure-

verbal: "Today we worked on POV, conflict and plot, each of these items will be a part of your mainstream English / Literature class...we'll go further into each item as we read the story "Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry"
7. Evaluation-
HW: vocabulary review

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