Allow the students to finish the performances left over from the previous day.
STEP 1: Transition
Now that we’ve looked at story structure and how to create a story, let’s specifically talk about tragedy!
STEP 2: Instruction
For the Greeks tragedy was very important. Aristotle, the philosopher, explained that tragedy needs some very specific information.
• Explain that THEY are going to be the teachers for a minute. They are responsible for this information. They will be tested on it, so ask questions of the person who is teaching. • In groups of three give each student a different part of tragedy. • Give them 3 minutes to look over the sheet and be able to teach it to other people in the group. • Have the students turn their papers over. • They each get 2 minutes to teach their term to the group and 30 seconds at the end to check their papers to see if they’ve missed anything. • The other 2 students should be copying down notes on their “Festival of Knowledge: Tragedy” sheet. • Switch until all have taught.
Ask the class “Who has the BEST definition of _______?”
• Choose a student to come up and explain it to the class. • “Did they forget anything? If so, what?”
ANNOUNCE THAT THERE’S A TEST TOMORROW! Have them write 1 question they have about what we’ve learned (graffiti board, etc) on a half sheet and turn it in before they leave.