Objective: I can cite strong textual evidence to support my ideas around how dystopian readings mirror and reflect the culture in which we live (RI.11-12.1) in order to select the text I am most interested in reading independently. Agenda:
Entry Task: Grab a glue stick and scissors and find the picture of William Golding from your visuals and paste it into the next blank space in your notebook.
Students share out and teacher adds details to poster
Copy the definition of bias into your notebook and answer how is bias like have a single story?
prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
As you read this article, annotate for the content of four novels but also how the author is using the content of the novels to influence the readers’ thinking around our current culture when discussing Lord of the Flies.
Circle the titles 1984 or Brave New World
Underline information about The Handmaid’s Tale
Highlight for the plot of Lord of the Flies
Star where bias is revealed
Students share out on and teacher adds details to poster--stick to the facts! To avoid a single story, we need to be able to separate out the bias.
Add North America to your notes as well as Margaret Atwood
How was The Handmaid’s Tale written by Margaret Atwood in 1985 culturally relevant then as well as now according to PBS Newshour (7 min.)?
Exit Task: Complete a second Venn Diagram, compare Lord of the Flies to The Handmaid’s Tale and answer the question, How do our dystopian readings reflect the culture in which we live? Make sure all of your notes and visuals used today are organized into your notebook. Fold the article in half and keep it with your notes.