Podcasting, Day 1
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to illuminate the novel's characters and themes using an unusual contemporary form
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.4; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.5; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.6; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.5
Discuss with students Steinbeck's back-and-forth pattern in the novel, moving between the "generalized" view of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression and the intimate view of the Joad family.
Split students into small groups (two or three members) and introduce the concept of newscasting and podcasting....
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