Excellent Resource for digging deep into Characterization & Inferencing for use with ANY FICTION NOVEL!
When I saw the Jimmy Fallon segment featuring Daniel Radcliffe rapping, this idea instantly popped into my head. I played around with it, structured it into a lesson, added some critical thinking pieces, and Voila – my favorite lesson of the whole school year.
Seriously, I heard these comments in a 7th grade classroom the day I taught this lesson:
• “This lesson made us dig deeper into the text so that we could really understand the character.” (it really happened)
• “Do we have to stop working?”
• “This is my favorite activity that we’ve ever done.”
Included in this file is a PPT & PDF of the lesson. I used this with Tangerine, but the presentation is generic so that it can be used with any novel. The link to the Jimmy Fallon youtube video is included in the presentation. I also included a PDF graphic organizer for the students to organize their character inferences and add textual evidence and commentary.