Visualization with Casey at the Bat

Visualization with Casey at the Bat
Visualization with Casey at the Bat
Visualization with Casey at the Bat
Visualization with Casey at the Bat
Visualization with Casey at the Bat
Visualization with Casey at the Bat
Visualization with Casey at the Bat
Visualization with Casey at the Bat
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This thorough lesson on Visualization begins by defining the concept and explaining how/why visualization is an important reading strategy:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY7Mz7Qi4x0  Students are then exposed to an authentic recording of Casey at the Bat from the 1800s to listen to and visualize the events.

In groups, students draw their own depiction of the story using the text as well as the recording.  After a gallery walk, students compare/contrast their own depictions with that of other groups.

Finally, students watch a video depiction of the story (from 1964).

The power in this lesson comes from the meta-cognitive/reflection component.  Students are asked to evaluate how and why the process of visualization helped them understand the setting and events progressively more as they went through the lesson.

A follow up homework as well as Answer Key assignment are provided.

The lesson meets a HOST of common core learning standards including:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.5 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.7 Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.




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