Wednesday, May 11, 2016

#14 Fourth Competition for Teacher Generated Materials / fairy tale / Grade 11

Overall Objective: Students will be able to identify the characteristics of a fairy tale and explain what a moral of a story is.
Language Objective: Students will develop visual and listening skills.   They will be able to defend an opinion.

Civic Education objective: Students will be able to compare different interpretations of the fairy tale.

Class contents and needs: secondary level

Materials: Projector, laptop, poster paper, markers, tape

Activities: Warm up, watching a video, answering questions, character analysis

Assessment: Comparison of posters according to a rubric. 

Stage of Lesson

     Teacher’s activity

Student activity

Warm up
T. asks “Which kind of fairy tales do you know?”   Can you give examples.   Why
are fairy tales important?   What do they teach?
   Student responses.
3 minutes
Activity 1
Introduction of “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein.    T:  “I want you to guess what the main idea or message of the author is as you watch.” 
Gives a copy of the text for the students to read while they watch the video.  
Students watch the video
5 minutes

Activity 2
T. divides students up into three groups:  Each group has 4 questions to answer.    Teacher gives students copy of Handout 1.     
Students answer questions.
3 minutes.

Handout 1
Activity 3
T. asks leader of the group to report group answers.  Teacher asks the rest of the students if they agree with the answers.  
Students raise slips of paper, with “Yes” or “no” written on them. 

Activity 4
T. Hands out character analysis forms  to  Group I.   Group 2 gets “Mother”  interpretation.  Group 3 will get “Mother Nature” interpretation  
Students work together in groups. 
5 minutes See handout 2, 3, 4
Activity 5
T. asks each group to report. 
T. asks students if they agree or disagree.  
T. asks individual students to explain their yes or no answer. 
T. ask 3rd group to explain the different interpretations of “The Giving Tree.”  
Students give out their group answers.
Students raise “Yes” or “no” slips of paper.       Students explain reasons for Yes or no answers.

Different Interpretations of The Giving Tree.
5 minutes
Activity 6
T. asks students to write up a poster showing small drawings of their interpretation of one of characters and the moral of the fairy tale.   Sts. should write at least 4 or 5 sentences. Students are given a rubric to guide them. 
Students create their posters.
8 minutes
See rubric
 handout 5
Activity 7
T. hands out ballots with rubric to give points for each poster.  
Each student group votes for each poster and hand their ballots to T.   Teacher and students count the ballot and announce the winner. 
5 minutes. 

SCORE FOR SPELLING _______   =  Total ________

                                        QUESTIONS FOR The Giving Tree

    1.       Do you think the boy is selfish?   Explain what he does to show that he is or isn’t selfish.

    2.       Why do you think the tree is not happy after giving the boy her trunk?

    3.       When you give something to someone, do you expect something in return?  Why?

    4.       Would give something you really need to someone you love if they really need it, too?

    5.       Why do you think the tree loved the boy?

    6.       Why do you think the tree loved the boy in the beginning??

    7.       Are the two “loves” the same type of love?

    8.       Is the boy happy at the end of the story?

    9.       If you were the tree would you be happy?   Why?

    10.   What does the tree represent?    Some say the tree represents “Mother”   other people say the tree
Represents “Mother Nature” or the natural environment.      What examples from the text can you show to prove each interpretation.

What does the boy represent?   Some say the boy represents “children”, other people say the boy represents people.    What examples from the text can you show to prove each interpretation. 

                                                         The character of the Giving Tree

What the boy says about the tree – Give quotation
What the tree does for the boy – give examples

                                                                        The character of the boy

What the tree says about the boy.  Give quotations. 
What the boy does for the tree.  What the boy takes from the tree. 

Handout 4
                                     Interpretation   --   The Tree represents “Mother”

The tree represents Mother
What mother gives -  give examples
 Why does the mother give these things?  

Boy represents a child or children
What does the boy give to mother -  give examples.    

What does the boy take from the mother?
 What does the boy do with these things?  

                                                             The tree represents “Mother Nature.”  

If the tree represents Mother Nature or the natural environment. 
What does Mother nature  give to the boy [people] -  give examples.   

 What does the boy do with these things?   Why?

Boy represents people 
What do people give to mother earth in the story-  give examples.   

What do people  take from the mother nature?
 What do people  do with these things?  

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