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American Lit 11 Twine Lesson Plan

Standards

CC.1.4.11–12.M Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events. Pennsylvania Grades 11, 12 PA Core - English Language Arts

CC.1.4.11–12.N Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple points of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters. Pennsylvania Grades 11, 12 PA Core - English Language Arts

CC.1.4.11–12.O Use narrative techniques such as dialogue, description, reflection, multiple plotlines, and pacing to develop experiences, events, and/or characters; use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, settings, and/or characters. Pennsylvania Grades 11, 12 PA Core - English Language Arts

CC.1.4.11–12.S Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research, applying grade-level reading standards for literature and literary nonfiction. Pennsylvania Grades 11, 12 PA Core - English Language Arts

CC.1.5.11–12.F Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to add interest and enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence. Pennsylvania Grades 11, 12 PA Core - English Language Arts

Objectives

● Students will be able compose an alternate plot line to the novel Of Mice and Men.

● SWBAT incorporate elements of the original text in their narrative.

● SWBAT utilize Twinery.org to create an interactive story.

Guiding Questions

∇ Do you ever wonder what would happen if a character in a book made a different choice?

∇ How would the story be different if the main character was the opposite gender?

∇ Have you ever been disappointed with the ending of a novel and wished it ended differently?

∇ How are mentally divergent characters typically portrayed in novels?

Planning Activity

For this module you will write an extension of the novel Of Mice and Men. Choose to compose one of the following:

⊗ Write an alternative ending for the novel

⊗ Write a portion of the novel from another character’s perspective

⊗ Change some traits of the character and rewrite a portion of the novel that would now be different

⊗ Change the gender of the main character and rewrite a portion of the novel that would now be different

⊗ Change some of the choices the main character made and rewrite a portion of the novel that would now be different

⊗ Change the setting or time period of the novel and rewrite a portion of the novel that would now be different

You should choose an option from the list above and plan out what changes you will make to the novel. Think critically about the actions characters make and how these actions can alter the storyline. You are encouraged to write out the changes you are going to make and how these changes are going to affect the rest of the novel. Vocabulary learned while reading the novel should also be incorporated into this digital story. Metaphors and other figures of speech can be examined and analyzed in the Twine project as well. Once you have a plan laid out you can show me and move on to the Twine portion of the module.

Pre-Writing

Writing is a process. We want to avoid simply writing something down and submitting it. We should always follow the three steps to writing.

1. Pre-writing (Brainstorm, Mind Mapping)

2. Drafting (Rough Copies and Outlines)

3. Editing (Self & Peer).

For reminders concerning writing, go to

https://cmsw.mit.edu/writing-and-communication-center/resources/writers/writing-process

Remember - You must first submit your pre-writing to Google Classroom before working on your Twine.

Twine Review

Recall our previous assignments utilizing Twine.

Twine is an open-source tool for creating non-linear stories. This means you can create a number of different pathways for your story to exist.

Access Twine at https://twinery.org/.

○ You can download the Twine software onto your desktop, or you can simply use it online.

○ REMEMBER: If you chose to use it online, your story will stay saved only on this specific computer.

When creating a new Twine, remember the basics:

● Each box represents a new frame in your story. You can write as much as you’d like in each frame.

● Putting double brackets around words will create a new frame for a user to select. This will progress your story to its ultimate conclusion.

● Picture the shape of your Twine and be sure to keep the shape in mind when you create connections between passages.

● Access the website below for questions and tips.

https://www.adamhammond.com/twineguide/

Submission Checklist

1. You've created at least 15 frames. You should feel comfortable to add as many frames as you’d like.

2. Ensure you’ve clicked on “publish to file” to generate an HTML version of your Twine game. Compress the HTML file to produce a *.zip file. Now you can share this with anyone.

3. Submit your file to Google Classroom

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