Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Analyzing how Complex Characters Change and Develop in “The Birthmark” - Section 3: Student Learning Activity


The majority of my students read the text and were able to analyze the characters with minimal prompting because of the adapted version and graphic organizers.  A few students still had difficulty reading independently without my constant prompting. I wasn't sure how much of their resistance was due to difficulty in comprehension or just a lack of interest in the story.  I will investigate their reasons as the year progresses...

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  Staircase of Complexity: Adapted Story
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Analyzing how Complex Characters Change and Develop in “The Birthmark”

Unit 3: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
Lesson 11 of 12

Objective: SWBAT analyze how complex characters change throughout the story and develop the theme by reading an adapted text of “The Birthmark" and answering teacher made analysis extension questions.

Big Idea: Is she is really "the best the earth can offer."

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English / Language Arts, Short Stories, theme, characterization
  75 minutes
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