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The Teller of the Tale, Part 3

Peggy Craig

Description

Following study of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer in which students write their own tales, student present their modern day versions to their fellow travelers (classmates.) This is the third lesson in a series of three.

Objectives

The student uses volume, stress, pacing, enunciation, eye contact, and gestures that meet the needs of the audience and topic.

The student understands the relationships between and among elements of literature, including characters, plot, setting, tone, point of view, and theme.

Materials

-Copies of student-produced tales (see weblinks)
-Rubric for evaluation (see associated file)
-Access to costumes and props (optional)
-Stage or outdoor environment conducive to oral interpretation projects

Preparations

1. Teach lessons The Teller of the Tale Parts 1 and 2.
2. Make copies of rubric.
3. Prepare copies of poems or short essays for oral practice.
4. Arrange with others for use of stage, pavilion or other venue.
5. Arrange for the use of stage props and costumes if available

Procedures

This is the third lesson in a series and should be presented in sequence. (see weblinks)
1. Return checklist to students and review in one-on-one or small group conference.
2. Handout copy of rubric and review with students.
3. Model the use of volume, stress, pacing, enunciation, eye contact, and gestures needed to meet the needs of the audience and topic by using any applicable segment from an oral interpretative piece.
4. Instruct students to practice these skills in one-on-one teams and small groups.
5. Allow time for teacher and student feedback.
6. Assign dates and times for student performances.
7. Evaluate using rubric.

Assessments

Monitor the students as they are sharing with classmates. Offer suggestions and feedback as you circulate. Encourage them to use the rubric as they are listening and watching each other present. Once students feel comfortable, assess each student's oral presentations using the rubric in the associated file.

Extensions

Ask students to say the following line from Shakespeare and to repeat it by placing the accent on each successive word in the line. -Shall I compare Thee to a summerís day?-

Web Links

Web supplement for The Teller of the Tale, Part 3
Teller of the Tale, Part 1

Web supplement for The Teller of the Tale, Part 3
Teller of the Tale, Part 2

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