ELA A10 Sept 16, 2015 What you missed in class…
If you were away for Driver’s Training today, this is what we did in class without you. You’ll be expected to complete these steps at some point. Tomorrow, we’ll be continuing on so to catch up you could do the missed work tonight.
- We discussed the work you did as groups the last few days
- identifying signs the narrator was insane (his repetition of words and phrases_
- times when readers have to question the author’s perspective (thinking neighbours would be able to hear the old man’s heart beating)
- we didn’t specifically look at Rising Action events, but mentioned the story starts out with tension established by even the first few lines (“True! — nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous”) as well as stating the narrator “made up [his] mind to take the life of the old man”.
- We discussed the climax moment – it is just between the last paragraph and first word of the last line. (“hark! louder! louder! louder! louder! – – ‘Villains!” I shrieked”)
- We talked through the three questions lower on the page:
- Questions you had after / while reading the text
- style of the author to make a great reading experience
- what you can “know” and what you “think you know”
- To Do: We then jumped to a viewing activity. I have three visual representations of “The Tell Tale Heart” for us to view. You’ll be watching / listening / observing them to compare:
- the narrator’s use of voice
- character motions / movement
- visual effects used to enhance mood
- sounds used / sound effects and music
- There’s a chart in the handout attached. If you want to watch these videos and fill in some details for these (above) characteristics before class tomorrow, you’ll have caught up and be ready to move on with the group.Handout: Use the chart on page 4: A3 The Value of Imagination – Tell Tale Heart
- These are the three videos we are watching to compare (below)
- When you watch, try listening without viewing for the first few minutes, to really focus on the voice and sounds.