Below is the lesson plan which I implemented (note - I did other things on these days too but I have listed only what pertains to the Invent a Monster lesson):
- Movie Talk - Monstrum et Cibum
- Project reading for class to read (story - the red represents new target vocabulary)
- Four Word Picture (2 rounds)
- Group 1 words - dentes, fugit, dat, torosus
- Group 2 words - cibus, in capite, occidit, silva
- Read/Draw of Monstrum et Cibum story
- 10-minute Timed Write of story using Read/Draw
- I was very surprised at how creative students were in combining body parts of animals to create their monster - I wish that I had taken pictures of them for you to see!
- The movie talk lent itself to introducing body parts in a very natural, contextual way.
- Although I did not plan this, for second semester, the focus was on the Perseus myth, which I did not realize had so many different body parts in it (Medusa has serpents on her head and the body of a woman; if one looks into the eyes of Medusa, one turns into stone; Graiae sisters share a single eye and tooth among them). Unknowingly, I had already previewed body parts vocabulary by the time we began the Perseus myth.