Reflection: Checks for Understanding Map-o-lage Introduction and Activity (Day 1 of 2) - Section 2: Initial Student Responses


I was impressed with the student who shared the attached map-o-lage in progress.  He was able to suggest that there is a moment of epiphany in American Born Chinese, when the Monkey King Realizes his limitations at the hand of Tse Yo Tsuh, and thus the large palm print of the God in the middle of his frame.  Juxtaposed against that image is a drawing of the tree from the epiphanic scene in Absolutely True Diary, at the top of which Junior realizes that he can be his own person, an Indian, and Rowdy's friend all that the same time.  Both scenes are emotionally charged and moments of peak insight, so it makes sense that the student put them together.  He had other connections to make, but I was also most pleased that he seemed to feel proud in his work and at the insights he had created. 

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Map-o-lage Introduction and Activity (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 5: Literary: Point of View & Perspective in American Born Chinese
Lesson 8 of 9

Objective: SWBAT explore representations of symbolic ideas in images by creating graphic images from the graphic novel, various texts, and their own creation.

Big Idea: We turn our attention toward figurative representation as a way of tying up this unit and seeding the ground for upcoming units on narrative writing (with symbols) and figurative language (in F451).

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