Past Lessons

Thursday, October 4, 2012


The so-called three wise men from the east who traveled to Bethlehem, following a bright star, to present gifts to the infant Jesus.

1.Classroom Job – Did you do your classroom room job yet today?
2.HW Check – Plot structure diagram for the short story, “Gift of the Magi” by O.Henry.
3.Do Now – Copy definition of The Magi into new a entry.
4.Today’s Question – How do you use a plot structure diagram to determine the theme in a work of fiction?
5.Mini Lesson – Active  Listening to “The Gift of the Magi” by O.Henry.
6.Practice what you know – Fill in the plot structure diagram with a  partner as you listen to the story.
7.HW –  Complete a plot structure diagram for the short story.  Test tomorrow on how to identify theme.
Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.”
When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road. (MATT 2:1-12)

Homework - Complete a plot structure diagram for the short story, The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant. Test Friday on how to determine the theme of a story.

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