Class Agenda 44B – Native Son 40-47

Date: 11/21/17

Opening Song “Crooked Smile” J. Cole (4:13- 2013)

Do Now:

A) What do you know about Mr. Dalton and his daughter Mary so far? List 5 things.

B) Make a prediction about what will happen between Bigger and The Dalton family. (1-2 Sentences)

Set up your 4 boxes in your notebook.

Class Notes 1-

Class Notes 2-

‘Chekhov’s Gun’ is a concept that describes how every element of a story should contribute to the whole. This is a form of foreshadowing. 

  • It comes from Anton Chekhov’s famous book writing advice: ‘If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.’
  • SLT’s and HW Check

SLT- I can identify Richard Wright’s use of author’s craft in Native Son

Circle the verbs, underline the nouns

Mini-Lesson: 

The idea is that the best author’s have intention for every word they put on the page. So the decisions author’s make to:

  • bash the head of a rat and dangle it in front of his sister
  • to word a sign, “you can’t win”
  • To make Bigger want to be a pilot
  • Movie…Scene – Movie that they were actually watching, and Mary Dalton in the credits was intentional
  • The fight with Gus, but also destroying the pool table and his relationship wth Doc
  • Bigger going to get his gun.

 

  • Reviewing Our Author’s Craft moves
    • Symbolism
    • Simile/Metaphor
    • Foreshadowing
    • Characterization
    • Dialogue

 

  • Read Aloud- Pages 40-47

  • Continue looking for examples of Author’s Craft in Native Son.

Share Out- 

Exit Ticket- Make a prediction about the conversation what’s going to happen between Mr. Dalton and Bigger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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