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Lesson Plan 2: Hercules Freeze Frame

Instructor Mr. Mulier

Dates 2/6/17-2/10/17
Essential ?s 1. According to the myths of Heracles, how
do the Greeks seem to view what makes
a great hero?
2. What heroes can you think of in our
culture? (books, movies, comic books,
news). How are they similar or different
to Heracles?
3. What impact is made upon the audience
of a movie or play when the Characters
are well developed and richly defined?

Lesson Students can make inferences about a text to

Objective(s) understand the development of a character over a

Students can analyze a character in a narrative and

determine how that character affects the meaning of
the story.

Students comprehend key details about characters by

embodying them in the context of scenes within the

Students can summarize main events within a plot

and translate it into a theatrical enactment

Students think more deeply and broadly on how

Greeks define heroism in their culture through
discussing the Labours of Heracles.

Students can collaborate effectively to accomplish

literary tasks and present their informations to their

Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.5
Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify
claims and findings and emphasize salient points.

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says
explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective
technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective
technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups,
and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues,
building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent
manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and

Resources/Materia Chrome Books, large sheets of paper, markers, props

ls Needed for freeze frame, phone for pictures.

Tim Learning Task Methods or Procedures

Day 1
8 Define Create working definition as a class
min Characterization and Think Pair share over question what impact
understand its is made upon an audience when a great
importance in character is in the movie, the actor is very
enacting a story good at expressing precisely the thoughts,
feelings, and worldview of their character?
3 Define inference and Research definition on dictionary.com, ahve
min how to make them students record definition.
Teacher models how to make an inference and
gives a simple formula: textual evidence +
thinking about its meaning = inference
15 Comprehend Play audio recording from Storynory.com
min Labours of Heracles Stop at different points to model inferencing
pt 1 (3 times)through think aloud and writing down
inferences about Hercules on a google doc
Practice making Do the same thing as the step above but this
inferences about time include the class ideas (we do) to record
character character analysis of heracles.
30 Comprehend Make a copy of Hercules Packet
min Labours of Heracles Play audio recording two times from
pt 2 Storynory.com
Instruct students to follow along and write
Make inferences to inferences as they go into the first page of
conduct a character their packets. Teacher should model how to
analysis of Heracles cite their inference.
from Greek myth Finish for homework
Day 2
5 Frontload essential Launch question is placed up front for
min question students to think pair share with dry erase
Make connections boards: Launch questions: what words come
with real life to mind when you think of hero? What are
your favorite heros/leaders in life, books,
movies, media, ect. And what are they like?
25 Conduct character Role on wall:
min analysis using Students are given a large piece of paper, (or
textual facts another option adobe spark?) to draw the body of
a character and write down and draw everything
they know about Heracles character (where is he
from, what does he look like/wear, what is his
personality, what he feels/thinks, what are his
strengths/weaknesses, what is his destiny, ect.).
20 Make inferences of Think Pair Share answers on Page 2 of
min the Greek beliefs Heracles Packet
about what makes Students fill out questions answering how the
up a hero by Greeks see Heracles as being heroic, referring
Heracles Labours back to their texts and Role on Wall
Class Discussion
Day 3
8 Brainstorm from Teacher assigns a scene to each table
min Heracles Point Of Student read their labour from their
View to gain chromebooks quietly
empathetic insight Brainstorm and write down the thoughts and
into character and feelings that were going through the
scene characters (mostly Heracles) head during
the scene. Brainstorm his senses, what he
saw, felt on his skin, what he did, ect.
25 Summarize the Students complete pg 3 of worksheet
min scene given in own
words Teacher models (Year with Omphale Part)
summarizing from text, choosing 3 to 5
attributes from story through textual facts,
and how they would create the freeze frame
based on those attributes.
20 Create Freeze frame Students act out the scene and freeze the
min of scene using scene into a tableaux on two occasions.
s brainstorm and page The three to five attributes should be visible
3 from text on the tableaux, and students will have to
narrate the scene and then tell what the
attributes of the characters were, and how it
affected the decisions they made to enact it.
Day 4
10 Prep time Students are given extra time to finish loose
min ends from prior days and prepare their freeze
frame to be the best possible work.
30 Present Freeze Students present their freeze frame tableaux
min Frames One student must narrate, needs to be acting
with two freeze moments, teacher can use
microphone to ask how the characters
feel/think/reason within that scene. Students
must share the three attributes about their
character depicted in their freeze frame.
Formative Progress is monitored, extra time is given if needed.
Assessment Scaffolds are given as needed.
Students formatively assessed based on their display of
knowledge of the content by completing the Hercules
Packet and having a freeze frame that reflects the myth;
their participation is graded; their ability to cooperate
effectively with students to produce good work is lastly
graded for asll students on a clipboard.

What will you Re-demonstrate the instructions and model it for them
do if students through more examples. Pull up more resources online,
do not such as freeze frame video on youtube
Extended Read additional greek myths of Heroes beside Hercules
Learning/ that lend insight into what the greeks truly believed it
Homework meant to be heroic, an exemplary leader for the people to
look up to in their society.