Imagined Life Lesson: Elements of Story

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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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Imagined Life is an incredibly engaging podcast and perfect for use in the English classroom. Named Best New Podcast of 2018 as well as Best Podcast on the Human Condition, Imagined Life will thrust your students into a unique story of obstacles and growth while using narrative elements that model the power of a well-told story. Each episode details a famous person's life, but the listener does not know who the famous person is until the end of the episode. There are fun "clues" along the way as to who the person is.

This lesson plan guides students in listening to clues centered on characterization to help them determine the subject of the episode. It can be used with any episode, but I recommend specific episodes which are classroom appropriate as well as people whom your students will likely know. This lesson can be used multiple times with different episodes, would make for an easy sub plan, and can be used for distance or online learning.

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3 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.


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