The Alchemist and Freedom!

Standards

  • ELAGSE9-10RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone.) Georgia ELA
  • 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 consider the motifs of freedom and independence by writing a journal entry so that I can brainstorm for an original hero story.

Opening Session
Reading quiz!! This quiz is over the reading you did on Friday, from page 51-71.

Work Session
Freedom journal writing: Where would you go / what would you do if you had no responsibilities?
My Hero’s Journey worksheet beginning (think of an idea and summarize your story)

my hero’s journey

Closing Session
Continue your reading of The Alchemist to the end of page 104

Assessment
Formative (reading quiz, class discussion, story summary)

Differentiation
Scaffolding, graphic organizer

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