Day 4

Looking for Alaska Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Looking for Alaska's Tropes

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing

    Objective:

    To explore the idea of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl and other tropes that may apply to Alaska

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7 ; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.3

    Structure:

    TVTropes.com is a website that analyzes and compares figures in literature, film, television and media. Encourage your students to read the TVTropes.com pages about the archetype of the "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ManicPixieDreamGirl) and the "Broken Bird"(http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BrokenBird)

    Your students should quickly notice how many attributes of this...

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