Reflection: What is a Plot W?: Lessons from "Everybody Knows Tobie" - Section 3: Wrap Up


Affective exit ticket.  I will be supremely interested in how the students respond to the ending of the story.  They are very savvy about race and discrimination, but the story is a bit slick because Gantos creates a situation that is universal: we all want to be liked and accepted.  When the main character is accepted by the men in Mr. Brewer's shop, it's a victory in a sense, but in another sense the narrator is being accepted by a club (of racist people) that none of us would like to be a member of.  

With a nod towards content.  Also, I am will be curious to read how well the students are tracking with the Plot W idea, so I will be looking for evidence of understanding there, as well. 

  Student uptake on the story
  Student uptake on the story
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What is a Plot W?: Lessons from "Everybody Knows Tobie"

Unit 3: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
Lesson 6 of 10

Objective: SWBAT explain the PLOT W by examining a text featuring this plot device, "Everybody Knows Tobie."

Big Idea: Students enjoy writing with the element of surprise when they use a Plot W narrative structure.

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English / Language Arts, Texas, character action, characterization (ELL Writing), dialogue (ELL Writing), dialect (Literary Terms), dialogue (Writing), Writing, Writing Process, Creative Writing, identity, garza, everybody knows tobie, plot, plot reversals, cultu, racism, being accepted, dialogue
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