My classes are held in 100-minute sessions every other day. Activities take about 80 minutes of four class sessions to complete.
The lesson below outlines Day Two of activities. Students continue working on a project in which they design two Smart Phone desktops (Assignment: SmartPhone Literature Project) to find and articulate connections among major literary works we have studied, and between literature and contemporary culture. Please take a look at student work and the narration video for the Beowulf Smart Phone desktop.
Please refer back to Day One if you have questions about the assignment.
Today students get back into their groups to continue working on their two Smart Phone desktops. Groups are required to create one desktop on a chosen character from Macbeth and one desktop on a chosen character from another major literary work we have read this year, such as Beowulf, the Iliad, or The Canterbury Tales.
Groups will finish their desktops next class, Day Three, and present their work on Day Four.