Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Building Background Knowledge: A Lesson in Oedipus and Greek Theatre (2 of 2) - Section 1: Create a Tragic Hero storyboard


This visual learner example of Tragic Hero storyboard is proof of why I often give my students multiple options for note taking.  On a typical day, I would ask students to write a paragraph explaining what a Tragic Hero is, however I realized that some of my lower motivated students are struggling with the difficult reading and material that is foreign to them.  I asked students to review a term we learned in yesterday's lesson and explain that term in a visual, four square storyboard.  I am so glad I did. This example is from a student who does more doodling than writing and is one of those students who "hates reading."  He did great with this assignment.  He accurately described a Tragic Hero.  After the initial warm up, the student was a little more interested in what we were doing.  While I can't always allow students to explain their thinking through visual images, it is a strong, useful tool to gather formative assessment data.   

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Building Background Knowledge: A Lesson in Oedipus and Greek Theatre (2 of 2)

Unit 7: Literary: Character and Conflict Analysis in Antigone
Lesson 2 of 11

Objective: SWBAT: Identify key ideas and details of Greek Theatre by viewing films, taking notes and writing an argument.

Big Idea: Storyboards and family trees help students retain information.

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