Reflection: Real World Applications The Tell Tale Heart - Section 3: Videos in Partners


The design of this lesson was dictated by necessity, not inspiration...but I really like the way it came out.  I had the students work in partners because I couldn't get a computer lab.  

I hadn't considered that putting the students into groups of two would facilitate decision making and discussion of the artist's choices in the depiction of the story.  As students scrolled through the many videos from which they could choose, I could hear them evaluating the visual elements right on the main screen.

Then, as they watched the video, they shared the experience and bounced reactions off each other.  In this way, it was much more of a real world type of activity than a "constructed" one.

The only limitation that I found was with our equipment -- because our computers only have one headphone jack each, students who did not have earbuds had to use school-issued headphones and take turns "hearing."

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The Tell Tale Heart

Unit 6: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
Lesson 7 of 18

Objective: SWBAT explore the idea of the unreliable narrator and will compare creative reactions to Poe's classic story, "The Telltale Heart."

Big Idea: Poe inspires us...and many others...

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