Lesson Plan #3: Author’s Audits
Author: Heather Webb
Grade Level: 9th Grade English
Lesson Time: 100 minutes
Students will have read the two texts, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and The Giver by Lois Lowry and will have spent significant time in class discussing these books. The students will also have had experience in discerning the author’s point of view from fictional texts and the message intended for the audience. They will also know how to use Google documents and Venndiagrams.
LACC.910.RH.2.6: Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.
LA.910.1.7.2: The student will analyze the author’s purpose and/or perspective in a variety of text and understand how they affect meaning;
Students will compare and contrast the differing messages in two fictional books about similar topics in a Venndiagram in order to analyze how two texts can agree or disagree about a very similar topic. By doing this, students will learn to read all authored texts with a critical mind, keeping in mind that opinions and viewpoints can alter the reality that each text can present.
Students will analyze the author’s messages from two fictional in order to interpret the differing viewpoints that the authors having regarding the ideas of utopia and government control. By doing this, students will learn to identify the authors intent in written works even when it is implied or implicit.
With the aid of the two textbooks and inclass notes, students will be able to construct a twosided Venndiagram in a Google doc of the differing messages within each text, showing at least six items of differences on each side and six items of similarity in the middle. ...
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