Classroom Teacher

Work Plan

Big Idea:

Hiding Behind The Veil: Discrimination

Inquiry:

  • Has racism in America changed since the 1900’s?
  • Has race relations improved between blacks and whites?
  • Why did the author felt compelled to write about this?
  • What was their motivation/intention for writing this piece of literature?
  • Is there a veil folks hide behind when it comes to dealing with issues of race?
  • What other forms of discrimination exist today?

What forms of communication do we use to tell a story?

How can students create descriptive writings to extend the narrative content?

How can student’s extended descriptive narratives (of the story) be used to accompany their visual project?

How can students use their visual artwork and descriptive narrative writings in a performance?

How can we identify growth as it is happening?

How can we get children to read between the lines?

  • author’s voice
  • tone
  • purpose
  • character
  • setting
  • trait
  • motivation
  • intent
  • action
  • body language

How can students create descriptive writings to extend the narrative content?

Ms. Netters

How can I keep students interested in a piece of literature that is not taught in my class and make it relevant to:

  • the visual arts?
  • student readings?

Mr. Juan-Carlos:

How can student’s extended descriptive narratives (of the story) be used to accompany their visual project?

How can students use their visual artwork and descriptive narrative writings in a performance?

Year Three
2013-2014

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