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Modernism 3 Welty

Modernism 3 Welty

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Mr Josh Cauhorn / English 11 Honors1
3-Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path”
35 mins
IDOE Standards Covered 
Standard 3: READING: Comprehension and Analysis of Literary Text
Students read and respond to grade-level appropriate historically or culturally significantworks of literature that reflect and enhance their study of history and social science.
Analyze or evaluate works of literary or cultural significance in history (American,English, or world) that:
reflect a variety of genres in each of the respective historical periods.
were written by important authors in the respective major historical periods.
reveal contrasts in major themes, styles, and trends.
reflect or shed light on the seminal philosophical, religious, social, political, or ethical ideas of their time.
At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:1.Examine critically the relationship of the part to the whole in short stories andcomic books or graphic novels.1.1 Explain how their created comic strip fits into the plot of “A Worn Path”2. Express in writing the relationship between students’ creative re-figuring of ashort story and his or her analysis of that short story.
-Prepare YouTube video of Welty’s “A Worn Path”
0-3 min // Lesson Introduction
Today we are going to go over “A Worn Path”
It is key that today we analyze character, setting, and plot
Make sure students understand what those are.
3-8 min // Go over plot of story
Hit the main encounters
Talking to herself 
Talking to animals
Dogs and hunter 
flashing nickel
Lady tying her shoelaces
Frozen at the doctors office
Medicine for Grandson
8-20 min // Character Sketch
Ask the following questions, and sketch the characters on the board.
What key aspects of Phoenix Jackson's physical appearance stand out for you?
How does what she wears or carries add to your sense of her character?
How does what she does with her body add to your sense of her character?
What metaphors (especially visual metaphors) add to your sense of her character?
What biographical information does the author provide to flesh out her portrait?
What key aspects of setting stand out for you? What details (color, tone, andparticular props) stand out for you?
What changes in setting strike you as important? What details in those changesstand out for you?
What is most vivid for you about the hunter? What stands out for you in hisappearance, dialogue, actions, and behavior?
Which other characters seem particularly important to Phoenix's story? For eachof them, note what stands out in their appearance, dialogue, actions, and/or behavior.
List any thoughts and quotes—from Pheonix or other characters—that seemespecially important. Explicate them.Plot the sequence of events.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CpaF9Wa1R4
20-35 min // Plan out Comic Strip
Have students get into groups of three or less
Pass out Worksheet one
Have students storyboard what they’d like to do for their portion of the plot
They may choose a scene, the entire plot, or parts of the plot
Ask them to have this done by the end of the period
Materials Needed 
Worksheet 1YouTube Video
Formative Assessment 
I will walk around and ensure students are grasping the concepts. The final Comic Stripwill ensure comprehension of the story.
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