Conflict - Lesson 2 of Cinder Book Two

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SWBAT correctly identify at least one type of conflict in Cinder up to this point.

Big Idea

A good problem = a good story, so what's the problem?

Warm Up

5 minutes

Today's class starts with an Edmodo warm up quiz.  As we have already discussed conflict earlier in the year and it is on their Reading Circle sheet, I want to see if they can correctly identify types of conflict.  Below are the questions with videos for each.

Question 1

After viewing the first video clip from Disney's Brave, answer the question below: What conflict obviously drives this story?

Character vs. Nature
Character vs. Fate
Character vs. Self
There is no conflict in this story.



Question  2

After viewing the second video clip from Despicable Me, answer the question below: What conflict is driving this scene?

Character vs. Nature
Character vs. Self
Character vs. Character
Character vs. Society




10 minutes

I want today's lesson to be brief and to the point so students can get substantial reading time, so today is a practice in spontaneous creativity...

I will assign each table a type of conflict:

Character vs. Character, vs. Nature, vs. Fate, vs. Society or vs. Self.

Each table has five minutes to come up with an example that they can demonstrate in front of the class. Students will demonstrate their conflict in tableau (standing motionless in a pose -with or without labels) allowing the rest of the class to guess which is correct. I like to have students use individual white boards or vote on an Edmodo poll displayed on the SMART board instead of having students call out their guess. This makes everyone accountable to participate and allows me to scan all responses.  

I will ask students to provide evidence from the tableaux to support their answer as we discsss them aloud. Finally, we will look at how conflict drives the story and has impacted the decisions our characters have made to this point.

Independent Work

35 minutes

Students will listen to the audio -picking up where we left in the last class - and follow in their books. As they do they will be very involved in the text, actively reading per the instructions on the Reading Circle sheets.

I will allow the class to read until the last five minutes of class time and record their stopping point.

Wrap Up

5 minutes

Wrap up time is spent allowing students to "debrief" independently - collecting their post its and/or completing their thoughts on their Reading Circle sheets. We always discuss questions or concerns before class is dismissed.