Beginning this week all level two students in the 9th grade Wonder Curriculum are reading a novel selected by the second period enrichment teacher. Each teacher is to choose a novel, create lessons, and have them available for the other teachers should they wish to use them for their next novel. I have chosen Ray Bradbury’s Illustrated Man. I chose this novel for several reasons. First, he uses neologisms – newly created words. I think perhaps these created words might stretch them to think below the surface of the text’s vocabulary. Also, many of the students in my school have tattoos or are planning to get tattoos. I thought this collection of short stories might grab and hold their attention. Also, Bradbury uses many juxtapositions. Students may enjoy finding them and using them for discussion points. Students will still be using the “Facebook Status” Sheet to update their independent reading on – attached (I forgot to upload it last week). This is a four day lesson plan for including introduction to the Illustrated Man, Ray Bradbury, and The Veldt. The Veldt is to be read to the class. Teacher to model fluency, inflection, and correct grammar. Week 1 - Day 1 Task -Intro to Notes - Here’s a link to How to get a Illustrated Man tattoo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m-YKP0ReEE 20 minutes - IR 5 minutes Hook! Continue with the FB Status Sheets. How to get a tattoo. Use the above link to see how to get a tattoo. Using document camera, show pages from Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide by Eva Taladge and Justine Taylor, Harper Perennial, New York, 2010. Active Reading Strategy – Determining Importance 10 minutes Introduce Author Ray Bradbury http://www.raybradbury.com/about.html 20 minutes Meaningful Work Period 1. Begin reading the introduction to Illustrated Man Anticipation Discuss the years in which his books were written and published, his age, and awards received. 2. Conversations about the introduction to Illustrated Man . Who is the illustrated man? Why can’t he hold a job? Who is the narrator? What is happening? being a compilation of short stories! 3. Explain that the Illustrated Man is a compilation of short stories. Week 1 - Day 2 Task Notes The Veldt can be read using the text book, American Short Stories, Many Voices Literature, Second Edition, Perfection Learning, Logan Iowa, 2012. All students will have copy using this book. 20 minutes - IR Continue with the FB Status Sheets. 5 minutes Hook! The Veldt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QbnRnno2Do What do you think a veldt is? Group discussion. 10 minutes Anchor Text The Veldt, pages 397 - 406 20 minutes Meaningful Work Period - Benchmark Vocabulary – abstractedly, crystalline, emanations, joviality, neurotic. Other words or phrases students are struggling with. Figurative Language LA.910.2.1.7 Strategy of Expert Reader - Connecting 1. Students should write a 3 – 5 sentence paragraph summing up what has happened thus far. 2. Share out. Does this story remind you of any book or movie you may have seen? http://www.disneymovieslist.com/movies/smarthouse.asp Movie clip from Smart House http://omedosmani.blogspot.com/2011/03/thematiccomparison-between-veldt-and.html Blog comparison between Veldt and Smart House. 3. Students are to write a response to the blog. 5 minutes Closing (Community Building) Week 1 - Day 3 Task - 20 minutes - IR 5 minutes Hook! Notes Continue with the FB Status Sheets. Interactive technology. Follow up to closing from Day 2 – Ray Bradbury – before his time? http://www.snibbeinteractive.com/?_kk=interactive%20 wall&_kt=72367023-24bc-4fad-aad587df11a52068&gclid=CPzJ4Mygr6wCFQ8r7Aodv1tO GQ This is a link to a company providing interactive experiences for museums and other types of displays. 10 minutes Anchor Text The Veldt – pages 406 – 410. 20 minutes Meaningful Work Period - Benchmark Page 411 – Read and Think Critically. Complete numbers 1 – 5 in pairs. Figurative Language LA.910.2.1.7 Strategy of Expert Reader - Connecting 5 minutes Closing (Community Building) Discuss, collect for check grade. Discuss Ray Bradbury – what words would you use to describe him? Week 1 - Day 4 Task - 20 minutes - IR 10 minutes – Hook 25 minutes Continue with the FB Status Sheets. Benchmark – LA.910.6.2.2 – Evaluating validity/reliability http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/safe_ tattooing.html Meaningful Work Period – Students will fill out graphic organizer for the Veldt taken from Teacher’s Edition of American Short Stories, page 87. Separate attachment. Benchmark determine the main idea or essential message in gradelevel or higher texts through inferring, paraphrasing, summarizing, and identifying relevant details – LA.910.1.7.3 Active Reading Strategy – Visualization 5 minutes Notes - Closing (Community Building) Read link above. Is the source valid and reliable. Discuss in elbow partner groups. Each group give 1 support for validity and reliability and 1 dispute for validity and reliability. After 20 minutes, discuss theme, characters, setting, ending, etc. Any last words on The Veldt?