Myth: The Lion King
Week One: The Lion King : http://fpx.de/fp/Disney/Scripts/ http://www.lionking.org/scripts/Script.html
• Essential Question: Scene and Lyrics: Circle of Life “Painting Scene” Review: “Sunrise Scene” “Scar Tricks Simba Scene”
“Do we inherit a self,
or do we create a self?” (David Denby) Journal Entry: “Circle of Life” “Sunrise Scene” “Morning Report” and Puns “Bath Scene”
(Introduction to Water Hole)
Does Simba inherit a self, Vocabulary: Stage directions, Journal Entry: Delicate Balance
or does he create a self? (David Denby) Scenes in a script “Water Hole Scene”
Chapters in a novel
• What is the origin of a myth? Parenthetical Parts
• Identify elements of a myth?
• Identify the characters.
Lion King DVD: Special Features
Week Two: The Lion King : http://fpx.de/fp/Disney/Scripts/ http://www.lionking.org/scripts/Script.html
“Elephant Graveyard Scene” “Be Prepared Scene” “Stampede Scene” “Buzzards Scene” “Zazu Sings Scene”
(Intro to Hakuna Matata)
“Disciplinary Star Scene” Define ‘parenthetical parts’? “Second Star Scene”
“Hakuna Matata Scene”
Journal Entry: Footprints Are lyrics metaphors? Explain.
Week Three: The Lion King : http://fpx.de/fp/Disney/Scripts/ http://www.lionking.org/scripts/Script.html
“Discovery Scene” “Hammock Scene” “Timon and Nala Scene” “Confrontation Scene” Journal Entries:
Describe the ‘Circle of Life’.
“Can’t You Feel the Love Tonight Scene” Journal Entries: “Running Scene” Optional Discussion and/or class activity:
What is responsibility? Define. Hamlet’s Soliloquy, To Be Or Not To Be Explain the significance of the ‘Circle of
“Ledge Scene” Life’ in Simba’s life experience; in your
What does ‘Rafifki’s hit’ imply; signify; own life experience.
symbolize? Explain all three parts. “Hula Scene”
Week Four: The Lion King : http://fpx.de/fp/Disney/Scripts/ http://www.lionking.org/scripts/Script.html
Compare the beginning of the myth to the Collect and read through all your notes and Use the parts you highlighted to write your Peer Revision Skills and Strategies: Typed draft due Monday.
end of the myth. journal entries. draft. • Exchange drafts with a friend.
• Read each other’s drafts. Format:
Identify the strategies you will use to Highlight the parts that will best answer the Draft a three-page composition from your Partner Suggestions for Revision: • 1 1/2 to 2 pages in length
develop a composition from your journal writing prompt. journal entries and the essential 1. Identify parts of the draft that you just like; • Arial Font 10
entries and the essential question/writing question/writing prompt. parts that make you think; parts that Or Arial Narrow Font 10
prompt. Identify the strategies you will use to narrow challenge. Or Times New Roman Font 10
the focus of your composition. Arial (Arial Narrow) font 10, 2. Suggest details about which you would like • 1.5 spacing
1.5 spacing, justified margins. to know more. • Justified margins
3. Discuss word choice and sentence
structure as partners. Note: If you need more than two pages,
please use Arial Narrow or Times New
Peer-editing Skills and Strategies: Roman. These are smaller fonts.
• Peer-edit your drafts.
• Check spelling,
• Evaluate your punctuation choices, [We will edit it together - teacher/student -
• Document evidence using MLA citation during a writing conference.]
The Lion King
Massachusetts Frameworks: http://www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/current.html [Current ELA Frameworks]
http://www.doe.mass.edu/boe/docs/0109/item6.html [Draft of New ELA Frameworks]
Language and Literature
8.23 Use knowledge of genre characteristics: analyze text
8.24 Interpret mood and tone, and give supporting evidence in a text.
8.25 Interpret a character’s traits, emotions, or motivation and give supporting evidence from a text.
9.5 Relate a literary work to artifacts, artistic creations, or historical sites of the period of its setting.
12.4 Locate and analyze elements of plot and characterization and then use an understanding of these elements to determine how qualities of the central characters influence the resolution of the conflict.
16.8 Identify common structures (magic helper, rule of three, transformation) and stylistic elements (hyperbole, refrain, simile) in traditional literature.
16.9 Identify conventions in epic tales.
16.10 Identify and analyze similarities and differences in mythologies from different cultures.
16.7 Compare traditional literature from different cultures
17.5 Identify and analyze elements of setting, plot, and characterization in the plays that are read, viewed, written, and/or performed.
17.6 Identify and analyze the similarities and differences in the presentation of setting, character, and plot in texts, plays, and films.
18.4 Develop and present characters through the use of basic acting skills (memorization, sensory recall, concentration, diction, body alignment, expressive detail), explain the artistic choices made, and use a scoring guide with teacher
developed categories (content, presentation style) to create a rubrics for assessment.
19.19 Write stories or scripts with well-developed characters, setting, dialogue, clear conflict and resolution, and sufficient descriptive detail.
19.20 Write poems using poetic techniques (alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme scheme), figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification), and graphic elements (capital letters, line length, word position).
21.6 Revise writing to improve organization and diction after checking the logic underlying the order of ideas, the precision of vocabulary used, and the economy of writing.
21.7 Improve word choice by using a variety of references (dictionaries, thesauruses, dialects, …).
Myths: The Lion King : http://fpx.de/fp/Disney/Scripts/ or http://www.lionking.org/scripts/Script.html
Vocabulary, grammar and MCAS prep are integrated in the reading of the novels.
MCAS Question Search: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/search/
MCAS Student Answer : http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/