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Crane Lesson Plan (2 day)

Activity 1.1 – Ideals Review (Day 1)


- Begin the class by reviewing ideals and discussing what they have learnt so far (pre-
assessment) 5 mins
- Show PowerPoint with definition of ideals 10 mins
- Move the desks out of the way to create an open classroom, have the students stand in
the center
- Read the following 4 statements out loud and have the students stand on one side of
the room or the other depicting whether they agree or disagree
- Give students 2 minutes to come up with a justification for their side
- Have each side explain their thinking before reading the next statement (repeat) 20
mins

1. The ATM spits out an extra $100 in your favor. Keep the money or tell the bank
employee about the mistake?

2. At a restaurant, you notice your friend’s wife engaged in some serious flirting with another
man. Tell your friend—and possibly ruin his marriage—or mind your own business?

3. Your friend is on her way out the door for a date and asks whether you like her blouse. Do
you tell her the truth, that you dislike? Or say nothing?

4. Is it all right to laugh at a sexist joke?

- Follow up activity by explaining there is no black and white answer when it comes to
right and wrong making the alignment between your ideals and your actions not always
congruent 5 mins

Activity 1.2 – Stephen Crane


- On the white board, write 4 headings (categories of the poems about to be read aloud):
Warfare (War Is Kind), Metaphorical Definition (A Newspaper), Self-Discovery (Truth),
Conformity to Social Ideals (Once There Came A Man)
- Read each poem aloud, recap each poem with the students, discussing meaning of the
poem and big ideas
- Have the students categorize the poems into the headings on the board and discuss why
that category applies to the poem 15 mins

Activity 2.1 – Introduction of Assignment (Day 2)


- Stephen Crane poems will be read aloud for a second time as a recap of the previous
lesson, categories will be discussed 10 mins
- Students will be shown the worksheet to be completed on the projector, an in-depth
explanation will be given for each question as well as examples, any and all questions
will be answered
- Students will be informed of how they will be marked and what components they need
to demonstrate in order to succeed 20 mins
- Instructor will hand out assignment and students will have the remainder of the class to
complete the worksheets 30 mins
- If unfinished by end of period, students will be assigned the worksheets for homework

Assessment
Assessment AS Learning – Pre-assessment will be used at the introduction of lesson 1 by asking
the students what they already know about ideals
- Through guided class discussion, assessment will be made of comprehension and
summarization of the Stephen Crane poems as well as ability to answer questions and
categorize the poems during Activity 1.2
Assessment FOR Learning – While students are completing their worksheets, instructor will be
available for one on one help and clarification. Teacher will circle the classroom ensuring
understanding and being consistently available for questions
Assessment OF Learning – Students will complete a Stephen Crane Poetry Worksheet that will
be handed in and marked out of a total of 20 marks. This assessment on day 2 of the lesson will
allow instructor to assess the comprehension and understanding of the poems

Outcomes
CR B30.1 - View, listen to, read, comprehend, and respond to a variety of grade-appropriate
international, including indigenous, texts that address:

 identity (e.g., Sense of Self)


 social responsibility (e.g., Social Criticism), and
 social action (agency) (e.g., Addressing the Issues)

CR B30.4 - Read and demonstrate comprehension of a range of contemporary and classical


grade-appropriate informational (including position papers, magazine and newspaper articles,
and electronic communications) and literary (including drama, novels, poetry, short stories,
essays, biographies, and autobiographies) texts from various international, including
indigenous, cultures and analyze the philosophical, ethical, and social influences that have
shaped information, issues, characters, plots, and themes.
Stephen Crane Poetry
Poem 1: War Is Kind

What is the mood or tone of this poem? Use quotes to support your answer. /1

Summarize the poem in your own words. Explain the meaning. Use quotes to support your
answers. /3

Draw a visual representation of the poem. /1


Poem 2: A Newspaper

What is the mood or tone of this poem? /1

Summarize the poem in your own words. Explain the meaning. Use quotes to support your
answers. /3

Draw a visual representation of the poem. /1


Poem 3: Truth

What is the mood or tone of this poem? /1

Summarize the poem in your own words. Explain the meaning. Use quotes to support your
answers. /3

Draw a visual representation of the poem. /1


Poem 4: Once There Came A Man

What is the mood or tone of this poem? /1

Summarize the poem in your own words. Explain the meaning. Use quotes to support your
answers. /3

Draw a visual representation of the poem. /1