Day 5

Jorge Borges: Short Stories Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    What Is A Network Of All Possible Worlds?

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work

    Objective:

    Students will work to imagine and model the shape of the world that the story suggests. They will use this model to identify and discuss the different choices that the protagonist makes throughout the story.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.2; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5

    Structure:
    1. Bring the student’s attention to the point when Stephen Albert explains the shape of Ts’ui Pên’s Garden, where he states: “[Ts’ui Pên] believed in an infinite series of times, in a dizzily growing, ever spreading network of diverging, converging and parallel times....

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