Objective: I can determine two or more central ideas of “Salvador Late or Early” and analyze in order to create a theme statement (RL11-12.2). Agenda:
Entry Task: Sit with a partner or two (no more than 3) with the large piece of white paper and crayons.
Review the definition of Vignette from the handout provided
As “Salvador Late or Early” by Sandra Cisneros is read to you, draw the images that come to mind following these directions:
I will pause one minute between each paragraph--there should be no talking, just drawing.
Your pictures might connect or they might not, some of them may be upside down or sideways depending on where you are sitting around your paper--that is fine.
Your focus is not on how well you draw but that there are images that represent what is happening in the story--use multiple colors to do your best artwork in the time provided
After the reading, examine: How is the picture drawn like an Impressionist painting in representing the descriptive scene? Share out ideas with the class
In your groups, select at least two of the Big Ideas from the options and explain to your group members why you selected these in order to narrow it down to one.
Once you have determined your best Big Idea, write the theme statement in the template on the handout--make sure to quote from the story in order to support your idea!
Try It! Now, select a character, an idea, a theme, a setting, or an object from your life and illustrate it on the left; describe it using imagery (five senses) on the right.
Exit Task: Begin to write out your Vignette to help determine whether or not you will type and submit this to your About Me Portfolio or your Where I’m From poem which both provide a certain mood or emotion about your life thus far.