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  1. Monster in the Classroom Teaching Walter Dean Myers’ Monster in Ninth Grade Classrooms By Adam Benveniste and Robin Belcher-Timme

  2. FOCAL POINTS • Screenplay Format • “Relatability” • Text to Self/ World Connections • Legal Implications

  3. Screenplay Format • Multiple Intelligences • Exposure to new genre of writing • Learn process of movie production

  4. “Relatability” • NYC Setting • Lots of “Gangstas” • Deals with stereotypes of minorities

  5. Text 2 Self/ World Connections • Helps students understand by making connections to their world • Must be guided • Makes the story real • “Relatability”

  6. Legal Implications • The Power of Consequence • Knowledge of Legal System • Knowledge of Courtroom Procedures

  7. Resources for Teachers • Biography of Walter Dean Myers • http://dept.kent.edu/virginiahamiltonconf/Myersbio.htm • Monster Lesson Plans • http://www.webenglishteacher.com/myers.html