This American Master's series lesson uses Capote's autobiographical short story, "A Christmas Memory", to teach a lesson on characterization in writing.
In this lesson, students will watch the Lon Chaney episode of American Masters, read chapters from three original books on which Chaney's films were based, and use a reading strategy called Reader's Theater to adapt each chapter into a script.
Much has changed since Walter Cronkite signed off in 1981. In order to examine how news reporting has evolved in the 21st century, students will explore the state and purpose of media today, research the history of the media and learn how to write using the journalistic style.
In this lesson plan, students get a chance to observe movement by creating a "movement journal", and then they experiment with what they have observed to create a unique "movement vocabulary."
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