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Form 9: Learning Guide

Module One Name: Intro to Essay Writing for Macbeth Course Name: English 10 Learning Goals/Outcomes Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Identify steps for writing an essay Differentiate between a formal and an informal essay Define each of the literary elements present in a play Describe the role of theme in a play Explain different methods an author uses to develop theme

Learning Resources Required Resources Formal vs. Informal http://assets.openstudy.com/updates/attachments/4f55c875e4b0862cfd071267123mudassar123-1331027111043-212.pdf Guide to Basic Essay Writing http://lklivingston.tripod.com/essay/ Douglas College Learning Centre http://www.douglas.bc.ca/services/learningcentre/pdf/wr/WR4_30_The_Essay.pdf

Additional Resources Essay Writing Tips http://www2.actden.com/Writ_den/tips/essay/index.htm WritingDEN. Essay Punch http://www.essaypunch.com Online interactive essay writing tutorial.

Learning Activities Activities for This Lesson Create Keynote slides that demonstrate the process of effective essay writing Create and present Keynote slides that demonstrates understanding of a playwrights literary techniques especially how it pertains to theme development Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Select with a partner a sample of a formal essay and a sample of an informal essay

Discussion Questions This weeks discussion focuses on the essay writing process, differences between formal and informal essays, literary elements of a play, and how an author develops theme.

Self-Assessment Check your understanding Do you know the steps in writing an effective essay? Can you differentiate between a formal and informal essay? Do you know the literary elements present in a play? Can you identify how an author develops theme?

Lesson Evaluation: Graded Assessments Keynote Slides and Presentation Samples of formal and informal essays Short Essay Question

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Form 9: Learning Guide


Module Two Name: Research the themes for Macbeth Course Name: English 10 Learning Goals/Outcomes Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Analyze research on the varying themes of the play Illustrate the three strongest themes of the play Formulate an order of importance based upon research and relevance

Learning Resources Required Resources Shmoop, We Speak Student http://www.shmoop.com/macbeth/themes.html Macbeth: An Insiders Guide- Podcast www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=2545 Diigo Tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm6U904y6DQ&feature=youtu.be Critically Analyzing Information Sources http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill26.htm Cornell University Library. The Art of Blogging http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/blogging_part_1.htm

Additional Resources Web 2.0 Study and Research Tools http://www.lonestar.edu/uc-montgomery/12901.htm Macbeth Essay Topics http://www.shakespeare-online.com/topics/macbethtopics.html Ten Top Reasons to Use WordPress.org for Your Website http://www.computercourage.com/wordpress/top-10-reasons-to-use-wordpress-orgfor-your-website/

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Learning Activities Activities for This Lesson Practice functions of Diigo Create your own personal search engine using Diigo Create a blog with WordPress Choose the three strongest themes in order of most research and relevance and discuss in your blog Discussion Questions This weeks discussion focuses on the themes of Macbeth. Once research has been analyzed, evaluated and recorded, the seach student will make a determination as to which three themes are the most predominate and which of the three is the strongest based upon research and relevance.

Self-Assessment Check your understanding Can you effectively utilize Diigo and WordPress? Have you identified the three strongest themes of Macbeth? Did you select the strongest theme based upon research and relevance?

Lesson Evaluation: Graded Assessments Personal Search Engine using Diigo Diigo Notes WordPress blog

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.