Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Evaluating how word choice is used to develop characters
Description: Whole Class Discussion - Teacher will use a seres of guided questions to get students to think about word choice and the kinds of words used to describe the main characters; Small Group Discussion: Each group is given several words and will discuss their effectiveness with regards to developing the characters; Small Groups will dramatize their selected words to demonstrate who important they are in understanding a specific character. Whole Class Evaluation: Students will then critique each performance and evaluate whether or not they now have a better understanding of the character. Independent Learning: Students will evaluate how the juxtaposition of words help to reveal specific characters by connecting the discussions and dramatizations.