Unit 2.3 The Glass Menagerie September 27 and September 30
Friday, September 27 Objective: I will analyze the characters of The Glass Menagerie by understanding some of the symbols present in the play. Standards: RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.10, L.9-10.4a, L.9-10.5a Journal: What do you think about the relationship between Laura and Amanda so far? How would you behave towards your mother if you were Laura?
Scene 3 Vocabulary • Match the word to its definition. • Use the word in a new sentence.
Scene 3 Reading • Readers: Read in a loud and clear voice. • Everyone else: • Listen. • Annotate (5 per scene.) • Answer scene questions.
Thoughts on Scene 3? What did you think? Did you agree/disagree with Tom’s actions? What do think will happen in the next scene?
Symbols • Symbol: a thing that stands or represents something else • Why use symbols? • to communicate a deeper understanding of the characters, setting, theme, etc. without directly pointing it out • helps readers connect the story to other main ideas
Mini-Project: Symbols On one side of the sheet, think of 4 symbols and draw them on the family crest to represent either Tom, Laura or Amanda. On the other side, think of 4 symbols to represent you.
Time to Finish Work Mini Symbols Project Scene questions Annotations Character analysis charts Practice lines and/or read ahead Due at the end of period: Scene 2 worksheet and Symbols Worksheet
Revisit Objective Today’s Objective: I will deepen my understanding of the setting of The Glass Menagerie by reading scene 2 and analyzing sample soundtracks from various productions of the play. Rate yourself and explain why. Return your English binder to the shelf.