Content Adaptation Assignment RED 4335 Content (10 points): Please provide Full Description of Content to be adapted: My content adaptation lesson introduces students to two big themes from my trade book, The War Between The Classes by Gloria Miklowitz. These themes are community and prejudice . The lesson will address Common Core English: Determining a Theme LAFS.910.RL.1.2 (Grade 9) which requires that students will able to determine a theme or themes in the book and how it develops over the course of the story based off of contextual details. The assignment also addresses the Corresponding College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standard 3 ( CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.6) which requires that the student be able to analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature. In order to engage student interest, I will not only focus on the book, but incorporate YouTube videos that tie in with the themes that will be covered in class. One video is a short clip showing a class experiment conducted by Jane Elliot. The other talks about being a second generation American in the States. These videos are intended to give students an idea of how these issues are portrayed in reality. I plan to adapt a few chapters from the book where most of the game plays out. I want every student to create a pictorial depiction of what they think is happening during these scenes in the book. The drawing can be anything —it could be a comic strip, a single picture or a collage, as long it gives some kind of representation for this particular part of the book. For my ELLs and my visual learners this would be really fun for them and allow me to informally assess their comprehension of the material. I am also including four YouTube clips as teaching aids. One clip is something that I was shown at BC and it ties in perfectly with the novel. My overall adaptation will be comprised of a Prezi presentation on all of the themes covered in the book but will focus on the two themes mentioned above. The class will discuss what makes a theme a theme and how topics such as community and prejudice are important to the overall effectiveness of the book as a whole. We will also put ideas for a culture day in class where students can present their own culture(s) with their classmates. Material: Textbook/Trade book selection (APA citing) Miklowitz, G. D. (1985). The war between the classes . New York: Delacorte Press. Purpose of Assignment (5 points) : Why have you chosen to adapt this activity?
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