World Lit: The Flood and the Return

Standards
ELAGSE9-10RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Georgia
ELAGSE9-10RL2 Determine a theme or central idea of text and closely analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Georgia
ELAGSE9-10RL3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. Georgia

Objective
Students will continue reading in The Epic of Gilgamesh and examine the flood story.

Opening Session
Gilgamesh Summary Video:

Work Session
Today we’re going to continue reading in The Epic of Gilgamesh, this time reading about the flood story we’ve mentioned a couple times in class. This flood was really controversial because it so closely mirrors the story in the Bible (which we’re going to read tomorrow).

After we read the story aloud together, I want to give you guys some time to finish the bubble map and quotes activity we started yesterday. If we have enough time after everyone gets the bubble map done, we’ll do the Critical Reading questions in the text on page 32.

Closing Session
Let’s close out the day by discussing the questions and answers on page 32. I specifically want to look at question 3c: What lessons might Gilgamesh draw from the gods’ experiences? Talk with your neighbor about that, and then we’ll share together as a class.

Assessment
Formative (questions, bubble map, discussion)

Differentiation
Process (Scaffolding)

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