Objective: I can initiate and participate effectively in a discussion about how I and others would perceive Christopher McCandless, building on others’ ideas and expressing my own clearly and persuasively. Agenda:
Entry Task: On the next page in your journal, copy the definition as well as one example you understand:
In literature, a foil is a character that shows qualities that are in contrast with the qualities of another character. The objective is to highlight the traits of the other character.
In Star Wars, Luke Skywalker’s foil is his friend Hans Solo
In Harry Potter, Harry Potter’s foil is his enemy Draco Malfoy
In Romeo & Juliet, Romeo’s foil is Juliet’s suitor Paris
In Hamlet, Hamlet’s foil is his best friend Horatio
In Beauty & the Beast, Beast’s foil is the man who wants to marry Belle, Gaston
Follow along to the beginning pages of Into the Wild, Ch. 8
Read about the adventurer assigned to you from Ch. 8-9
Make a Venn-Diagram to compare your adventurer to McCandless: differences in the outer circles, similarities in the middle
With those who read about the same adventurer as you, show at least 6 similarities/differences between McCandless and your adventurer in order to tell the class about him. Include the following on your poster:
What is the name of your adventurer?
What did he do?
How is he similar to McCandless?
How is he different from McCandless?
Remember you must show a total of 6 similarities/differences
How would your adventurer answer one of the 4-corner questions?
Finish your poster by selecting one of the 4-Corner questions to answer from the perspective of your adventurer.
Exit Task: Complete your Group Work self-assessment and turn into the box.