"Twelve Angry Men" by Reginald Rose
Bubbl.us and Google Form
We will review the definitions of direct and indirect characterization.
Characterization is the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character.
Direct Characterization tells the audience what the personality of the character is.
Indirect Characterization shows things that reveal the personality of a character through their thoughts, words, actions, or how others react to them.
As we read I will direct students to particular character traits (direct and indirect) and we will decide at first as a class and then independently which traits should be placed in the map. Students will be creating a map they can refer to when confused about a character or when studying!
After we have finished reading Act 1 students will fill out a Google Form which asks them to find specific quotes on a pre-assigned character. They will be asked to find 1 example of direct characterization and 2 examples of direct characterization and then explain what was learned.
I will use these submitted responses and anonymously share them with the class to discuss which type of characterization is demonstrated and what it teaches us.
Reason for Bubbl.us and Google Form: Bubbl.us allows students to create a visual and broken down representation of their notes. Google Form allows students to give specific examples and expound upon their thoughts in a less stressful manner before openly sharing with the class.
How they can be used to enhance instruction: Bubbl.us is a great tool for brainstorming, particularly in group work. It can allow students to develop brainstorming skills and to understand that it is a process.
Google Forms is a great way to get instant and individual responses that they can they used to see what students know and what you might need to spend more time on.
Skills necessary for effective use: Students will have to know how to create a map using Bubbl.us. This will be covered in lessons leading up to this unit. They will also need to become familiar with the concepts of direct and indirect characterization.
Padlet and Zaption
Students will then indivdually watch the last scene on a Zaption video. They will answer questions that define important concepts, show comprehension and recall, and analyze a characters motivation. After this task is completed we will come back as a class to discuss the submitted answers.
Reason for Padlet and Zaption: Padlet is a great way to use technology to have students communicate with each other in a differentiated manner. Zaption allows students to watch a clip instead of just listen to their teacher! It becomes interactive and their responses are recorded.
How they can be used to enhance instruction: This technology offers a high interest way to present material to students. They can practice more independence and can feel more confident in their answers.
Skills necessary for effective use: Students will have to have been previously taught how to independently post to the Padlet wall. Zaption only requires them to watch a video and respond when prompted.
In case you wanted to listen to the entire film: