Crafting a Plotline
Kind of Activity:
Students will show comprehension of the plot of Marlowe's translation by constructing a timeline of the narrative.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2
Divide students into three groups, one per book of Marlowe's translation of Ovid's Amores. Ask each group to summarize the plot of each elegy in the book assigned to their group. These summaries should be reduced to a sentence. These sentences should be placed on a time line. Allow the groups 20 - 30 minutes to compose their sentence...
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