Created by Nedone Brantley
Core Subject Area:ENGLISH Grade Level:HS
1. Discuss character development-heroes and villains
2. Identify and analyze antagonists and protagonists
3. Create presentations that support definitions antagonists and protagonists
TEKS 110.42. English I
(11) Reading/literary concepts. The student analyzes literary elements for their contributions to meaning in literary texts. TLW…
(C) analyse characters
(H) understand literary forms and terms such as protagonist, antagonist....appropriate to the selections being read.
I. Introduction to the Topic
To begin this unit, students will take a survey to get their minds tuned to popular Heroes and Villains.
2. Getting to Know You
a) For a "Getting to Know You" asynchronous discussion, students should answer the following question: "If you could invite a superhero or villain to your house for dinner, who would it be and why?”
b) Each student’s answer must include a link to an All Audience approved movie trailer/ or still image featuring that superhero or villain so everyone in the discussion group has a visual reference.
An example of a Batman movie trailer is below.
3. Discussion Activity
In groups of three or less, in Elluminate, students should work together to fill out “the bare bones” plot diagram that will eventually become a story of what would happen if one of their superheroes or villains were to meet the antagonist or protagonist of “Little Red Riding Hood” or “Jack and the Beanstalk.”
Collaboratively, the group will indicate on the diagram where and how events will take place. An example of the steps of a plot diagram is here -
4. Group Project and Assessment
Students should then participate in a collaborative project using Powerpoint or Animoto or Photostory in which they will time a .30 to .45 second script for a movie trailer that would advertise the soon to be released feature film of their creative plot. This teaser must not give away the entire story. Important: The teaser must clearly define good vs. evil characters. (The final product should be appropriate for all ages and not be rated over PG.)
Students will help evaluate each presentation by offering critic reviews and recommendations in Google Doc format. Peer reviews and evaluation by rubric will decide the final grade.