Reflection: Checks for Understanding Do Make a Scene: Using narrative techniques to develop a scene in Anthem by Ayn Rand (Day 3) - Section 4: Closure: Acting Out and Discussing my students won't win any Oscars today, but watching their scripts, I am convinced that they understand how Ayn Ran develops her characters through language choices. As they wrote their scripts they used the types of words that appear in the text. For example, "The will of our brothers be done,"  appeared in a couple of the scripts. This showed that Equality accepted the fate that the Council  had bestowed upon him.

On the other hand, some of my students recognized from later chapters that Equality had a mind of his own and would have challenged (respectfully, of course) the determination of his career. They wrote this into their scripts. Overall, it was interesting to see how different groups developed a more passive Equality whereas others developed an aggressive Equality. Also, some groups developed a Council that was much more stern. They don't get Oscars, but they do get A's for understanding.

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Do Make a Scene: Using narrative techniques to develop a scene in Anthem by Ayn Rand (Day 3)

Unit 14: Making My Point: Anthem
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT use narrative techniques such as dialogue to develop characters and experiences in a scene about Equality in Anthem.

Big Idea: Lights, Camera, Action: Students write, direct, and act out a scene from Anthem by Ayn Rand

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