Lesson: Grief

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Lesson Objective

Students understand what causes grief and how it manifests in various stages. Students act out various scenarios in which grief is expressed and give appropriate responses.

Lesson Plan

Materials:

Attached PowerPoint

LCD projector

Vocabulary Notebook

Attached Grief Scenarios

Dice

 

Standards:

9-10LA2.5 Extend ideas presented in primary or secondary sources through original analysis, evaluation, and elaboration.

9-10LA3.3 Analyze interactions between main and subordinate characters in a literary text (e.g., internal and external conflicts, motivations, relationships, influences) and explain the way those interactions affect the plot.

 

Anticipatory Set:

Begin by reviewing vocabulary. Choose 10 – 20 words from the Project Vocabulary Notebook, and display them on the board or in a pocket chart. Choose a student using Equity Sticks and roll the die. Ask them to do the corresponding task. (They can seek help from others if necessary to avoid embarrassment.)

  1. Definition
  2. Part of Speech
  3. Example
  4. Non-example
  5. Sentence
  6. Partner’s Choice

 

Input:

Present the attached PowerPoint. Model for students what each stage of grief might mean and how it might manifest.

 

Guided Practice:

Print, copy and cut up attached grief scenarios. Model two or three with the class, where you state the loss and stage of grief, and then model how these might unfold by writing a script on the board, engaging a student.

 

Independent Practice:

Cut up and pass out pieces of Grief scenarios. Each group of 2 students should write out the script of what might be said in their given situation. If there is time, have them write 2 scripts.

 

Students read novels/graphic novels according to classroom system.

 

Conclusion/Assessment:

 

Analyze Marianne’s loss of her relationship with Willoughby in terms of stages of grief. Invite students to supply other examples from the text. 

Lesson Resources

Grief.pptx  
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GriefLesson.docx  
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griefscenarios.docx  
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