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Lesson Plan 1 Structuring the Plot of Origin of Seasons

Instructor Mr. Mulier, Mr. Bales, Mrs. Taylor

Dates 1/30/2017-1/31/2017
Essential ?s How can a scene from a myth be best dramatized?
What do the Gods in this myth demonstrate about
human nature, with our vices and virtues?
How did Greeks use Greek Gods in this story to
explain nature?
Lesson Objective(s) Students will be able to Analyze the plot sequence of
a myth and place scenes in their proper plot
Students will be able to express the tone and mood
of a scene and characters within a certain plot
component through a theatrical presentation
Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5
Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to
its meaning.

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and
poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at
the high end of the range.

For Partner and Group Assignments

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and
teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others'
ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Visual Displays of acting/posing to demonstrate the meaning of a Myth

Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and
findings and emphasize salient points.

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly
as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Resources/Materials Chrome Computer, Elements of Literature Textbooks


Time Learning Task Methods or Procedures

10 Comprehend Remind students how to listen actively to a
min Narrative story
Play audio recording of Origin of the Seasons
(pg. 654)
4 Analyze a text and Read aloud a scene from the story and answer
min make inferences two questions from the anticipation guide as a
based on textual model for the students.
20 Analyze a text and Think Pair Share Essential Questions
min make inferences
based on textual Put up two essential questions from
evidence anticipation guide, instruct students to answer
them in their own words quietly for 5 minutes.
Share with a partner for 5 minutes, then with
the class for 5 minutes.

What do the Gods in this myth demonstrate

about human nature, with our vices and
How did Greeks use Greek Gods in this story to
explain nature?
6 Review plot Discuss with class why plot structure is
min structure important to understanding a text.
Watch a video that defines plot structure
definitions for students (https://www.youtube.com/watch?
25 Retell main events Students popcorn read aloud of main events of
min myth for narrative from Origin of Seasons Plot
comprehension Sequence slide show to review
Analyze plot
Sequence of a In groups of 4 Students are instructed to
narrative analyze the myth and decide where each main
event falls in the plot structure.

Share out with class and discuss the plot

structure upon completion about 17 minutes
7 Introduce Drama Introduce the importance of drama to the
min Establish Rules of class, why teacher is excited about it and the
Drama in class benefits of doing drama with learning myths.

Review and discuss the Norms of doing Drama

in the class. Vote on attention Grabber.

5 Name Game Students stand in circle and choose 3 positive

min Drama Warm Up words to describe themselves, choose one and
act it out one at a time.

If time do a second warm up of sign pass

silently. (each student has a sign and they pass
and receive the it, and someone goes in the
middle and has to guess who it is).
35mi Show example and Show video of Tableaux example and explain
n describe tableaux what it does https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Create a tableaux
in groups of 4 of a Jigsaw main events from the story and have
scene from myth students review their scene from Textbook and
to act out the create a tableaux of the event together,
scene according to expressing the tone and mood of the
its tone or mood characters within that scene
of the scene and
characters from its Present to class. Teacher puts fake
place in the story microphone in front of frozen actors for them
to describe their feelings/thoughts as an actor.

Formative Teacher assess for participation for all students and gives
Assessme points accordingly.
nt Do students demonstrate understanding of the text? Do
students show effort to act? Do students demonstrate
understanding of the tone/mood of characters in scene?
Behavior is monitored to follow drama norms; verbal narration
of behavior, verbal warnings given promplty and time outs.
What will I will show the tableaux with 3 volunteer students, show them
you do if how to construct a tableaux scene as the director.
do not I will model how to think about each main event as a possible
understan part of each plot component. I will share my onw plot
d? structure
7) and my reasoning as to the decisions I made, and how its
open to interpretation based on evidence.
Extended Continue reading myths.