World Lit: Introducing Dante’s Inferno!


  • ELAGSE9-10RL6 Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature. Georgia ELA
  • 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 ELA

Learning Target
I can understand the background and historical context of Dante’s Inferno and the cultural experiences that led Dante to write the story.
Opening Session
This is a trailer for the video game Inferno, which should give you an idea of how cool this upcoming reading will be!

Work Session
We are starting off today by taking a few background notes from this lovely presentation: and using this lovely guided notes sheet: The idea here is to give you some background info on the story and who Dante was. When we finish that, we’re going read Canto I!

Closing Session
VOCAB!!! Your quiz will be next Wednesday!!

  1. Flounders
  2. Tremulous
  3. Zeal
  4. Putrid
  5. Despicable
  6. Lamentation
  7. Scorn
  8. Reprimand
  9. Shade (as in, Virgil is a shade)
  10. Incontinence

Formative (TOTD, class discussions, note checks)

Process (guided notes); Product (choice of poster activity)

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