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Mr. Verlin South Philadelphia High School December 3, 2012 The griot
Preliminaries • In at least 1 5-sentence paragraph, comment on a time of your life where an outward (physical) transformation lead to an inner one. For example, you notice a friend has a new haircut that looks great. But she seems not only different in appearance, but also in the way she walks and carries herself.
Objectives: • The students will be able to identify the irony in “Sundiata”. • The students will be able to explain why outward appearances are sometimes deceiving. (PA 1.3.A and B) • The students will be able to explain how a physical transformation can symbolize an internal transformation. (PA 1.6.A, B, D and E)
Focus Lesson: The Griot • Literary terms • Griot • Oral tradition • Background: The “Sundiata” story • All-class Story Dramatization • Small Groups: “Retell the Story” map • Gallery Walk
Homework (due next class): • “Reuben and his Selkie-Wife” • Read the story. • Be prepared to explain why the Selkie returned to the sea. • I-Search Project: • Read 10 pages from your book. • Take another 5 QNQs.