Lesson Plans
College Prep Writing 1st Q 06.07 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/04/2006 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Summer Vacation--No School
Intro to class: objectives, grades, rules, materials needed; qualities of a good student, teacher, school

Elements of a story: plot/conflict, point of view, setting, theme, character; write a story in 10-15 minutes

Look for questionable prose--"there" not used as place, indefinite "it's", demonstrative pronouns, "because's" in my example, fix; fix in a second draft

List/define literary devices and their impact on tone (narrative attitude)/mood (emotional atmosphere): imagery (example from "Fahrenheit 451"), figurative language (example from "My Great-Grandfather's Crutches"), symbolism (example from "Through the Tunnel"), parallelism (example from "How I Came To Chaperone the Dance"), sarcasm--irony/hyperbole (example from "Luck"); read "Harrison Bergeron" and note instances of literary devices in action
Select one of the literary devices and write a few paragraphs on its business in "Harrison Bergeron" and how it reveals tone or mood (sign up)

Type paragraphs/type story; read "Dr. Heidigger's Experiment"

In groups, read papers about literary devices in "Harrison Bergeron" in order; discuss/note others' thoughts about each paper

Discuss the literary devices present in "Dr. Heidigger's Experiment"

Revise story draft, develop selected literary devices/story elements
Avoiding progressives--regular tenses, HO; progressive tenses, HO.

Read selected paragraphs of story in class; exchange and evaluate using narrative rubric