Analyzing a Dramatic Review

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Oregon Common Core State Standards: 
11-12.RL.5
Lesson Plan Details
Duration: 
45 minutes
Objective: 

Students will learn how to read and analyze the structure of a critical review of a dramatic performance

Resources: 
Macbook Airs
Preparation: 

Prior to instruction, the teacher needs to find an example of critical a critical dramatic review of a movie or television show.

Instruction: 

In this lesson, the instructor will...

1. Explain the three parts of a critical review: Introduction, Body, and Summary

2. Have the students read the example review while looking for the organizational breaks between the introduction, body, and summary.

3. With a partner the students will discuss the organization of the critical review to reach an agreement on where the organizational breaks are located in the example review.

4. Lead a whole class discussion on the effectiveness of the example review's organizational structure.

Assessment: 

After the "whole class" discussion, the students will complete a quiz on the class website (edmodo).

Oregon Educational Technology Standards
Creativity and Innovation: 
1C. Develop or apply models and simulations to explore complex systems, issues and trends.
Communication and Collaboration: 
2A. Interact and collaborate with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
Research and Information Fluency: 
3B. Locate, organize and use information ethically from a variety of sources and media.
3D. Analyze, evaluate, and summarize information or data and report results.
Digital Citizenship: 
5B. Model and practice a positive attitude toward using digital technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
5C. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
Career Related Learning Standards
Communication: 
CR3A. Locate, process, and convey information using traditional and technological tools.
CR3B. Listen attentively and summarize key elements of verbal and non-verbal communication.
CR3D. Read technical/ instructional materials for information and apply to specific tasks.
Teamwork: 
CR4B. Demonstrate skills that improve team effectiveness (e.g., negotiation, compromise, consensus building, conflict management, shared decision making and goal-setting).
Employment Foundations: 
CR5C. Identify parts of organizations and systems and how they fit together.