Andrew SokolEDU 512Third DraftTopic: Character AnalysisGrade 10
:Analysis of literature can be broken down into a number of different elements. However, these elements areall intertwined. The element of literature that I want to focus on is character analysis. It's important for students to analyze characters, to understand plot, symbolism, setting, dialogue, and overall themes. Whenstudents read a piece of literature, they usually form a sufficient, but somewhat limited understanding of it.It's the responsibility of the teacher to teach the student the literary analysis skills necessary to gain a fullunderstanding of the work with all of its complexities. I feel teaching new vocabulary words will beimportant for this topic because descriptive words regarding a person are often words that are unfamiliar toyoung students.ELA Standard 2- Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expressionPerformance Indicators (Grade 10 Reading)- Read, view, and interpret texts and performances in every medium (e.g., short stories, novels, plays, filmand video productions, poems, and essays) from a wide variety of authors, subjects, and genres- Interpret multiple levels of meaning and subtleties in text- Recognize relevance of literature to contemporary and/or personal events and situations
ELA Standard 4- Students will read, write, listen, and speak for social interactionPerformance Indicator - Share reading experiences with a peer or adult; for example, read together silently or aloud, or discuss reactions to texts(Grade 10 Writing)ELA Standard 1- Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information andunderstanding- Analyze data, facts, and ideas to communicate information
I'm not going to be giving exams or assignments where I would be trying to quantify a student's ability toanalyze characters. Assessing students' progress will come in different forms. One such form is observingstudents giving insightful contributions to class discussions as well as the discussions in small groups. I'llalso give different types of writing assignments where character analysis will play a big role in fulfilling theassignment.