Day 3

Aristotle's Poetics Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Who Is He Talking About?

    Kind of Activity:

    Research

    Objective:

    Students will be able to contextualize Aristotle's abstract ideas by learning about the plays and writers he uses as examples

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.2

    Structure:

    Ask students how they're feeling about the book so far. Although some—particularly those who make narrative art—are likely to be invested in it, some may feel that the examples Aristotle uses make the text confusing.

    Explain to students that they will be creating a classroom database to help each other understand the examples. Offer them a hat containing slips of...

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