Lesson Plan

ARIS Ambition Chart

Students will list textual examples from ARIS which reveal each of the 5 characters main ambitions. Students will note the page number and list the speaker along with the quotes of support.
Shannon S.
Classroom teacher
WCPSS
Cary, NC
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
Objectives

Students will be able to...

  • identify the main ambition of each character. 
  • use quotes to support their opinions.
  • elaborate on why textual evidence supports their opinions.
  • write a paragraph with a clear topic sentence, textual evidence and elaboration. 
  • use correct grammar, spelling, and capitalization.
  • use quotation marks and cite sources correctly.

 

 

Subjects
English Language Arts
literature
forming arguments
reading comprehension
spelling
text analysis
using supporting evidence
writing clearly
Grades 9 - 10
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Hook:

Teacher will pose a question for class discussion on, "What is ambition?"

Teacher will have students debate:

Would you rather be rich and ugly or poor and beautiful?  Why?

Would you rather be rich and alone or poor and surrounded by family?  Why?

Would you rather be happy or make your loved ones happy?  Why?

Teacher will create a blog in which students create a post about what they would do with an inheritance of 10,000?  Students will also post on what their personal ambition is.

Student Instructions

Hook:

Students will brainstorm as a class on the definition/meaning of the word ambition.

Students will discuss the questions posed for debate.  They will share their reasoning with the class. 

Students will post to the blog on what they would do with an inheritance of 10,000 and why.

Students will post their life ambition to the blog. 

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Presenting

Direct Instruction:

Teacher will facilitate the discussion of ambition, debate questions, and blog directions. 

Teacher will review textual evidence and ACE Strategy Writing.  (Answer, Cite, Explain)

Teacher will go over background information on Lorraine Hansberry and ARIS

Teacher will assign students to read ARIS, Act I. 

Teacher will provide students with a chart to keep outlining their textual evidence on ambition for the 5 main characters. 

Student Instructions

Direct Instruction:

Teacher will facilitate the discussion of ambition, debate questions, and blog directions. 

Teacher will review textual evidence and ACE Strategy Writing.  (Answer, Cite, Explain)

Teacher will go over background information on Lorraine Hansberry and ARIS

Teacher will assign students to read ARIS, Act I. 

Teacher will provide students with a chart to keep outlining their textual evidence on ambition for the 5 main characters.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Investigating

Guided Practice:

Teacher will ask tudents to read Act I. (independently, as a class, pair share, etc). 

Teacher will ask students to discuss in small groups their opinions on the ambitions for each of the 5 main characters. 

Teacher will have students share reasoning for their opinions. 

Student Instructions

Guided Practice:

Students will read Act I. (independently, as a class, pair share, etc). 

Students will discuss in small groups their opinions on the ambitions for each of the 5 main characters. 

Students will share reasoning for their opinions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Independent Practice

Independent Practice

Teacher will have students read and document textual evidence to support their opinions of what the ambition is for each of the main characters. 

Teacher will have students post their textual evidence to the class collaboration document on google docs. 

Teacher will have students post character ambition, at least 3 textual examples in evidentiary support, speaker, and page/Act/Scene/Line number. 

Teacher will have students offer feedback to one student they agree with and one they disagree with. 

Teacher will have students write a paragraph on 1 character's ambition using the ACE strategy with a minimum of 2 textual examples. 

Teacher will have students share their paragraphs on the shared document. 

Student Instructions

Independent Practice

Students will read and find textual evidence to support their opinions of what the ambition is for each of the main characters. 

Students will post their textual evidence to the class collaboration document on google docs. 

Students will post all 5 character ambitions, at least 3 textual examples in evidentiary support, speaker, and page/Act/Scene/Line number on the class google doc.  (1 sheet per character with a color coded column for each student.

Students will  offer feedback to one student they agree with and one they disagree with on the collaboration document.

Teacher will have students write a paragraph on any  character's ambition using the ACE strategy with a minimum of 2 textual examples. 

Students will post their paragraph to the google document.

 

 

 

5 Wrap Up

Activity: Assessing

Wrap Up

Teacher will lead group discussion to review ambitions for each character in a whole group discussion.  Teacher will assess student understanding.

Teacher will have students write an exit slip on why it is important to use textual evidence to support their opinions when writing. 

Student Instructions

Wrap Up

Students will review ambitions for each character in a whole group discussion.

Students will write an exit slip on why it is important to use textual evidence to support their opinions when writing.