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Lesson Plan Subject: Literary Scavenger Hunt SOL Reference: Objective: 1. Students will search the Web for information about literary classics 2. Students will create an interactive PowerPoint presentation to effectively communicate the results of their research. Materials: 1. Student handout A 2. Student handout B 3. List of scavenger hunt questions 4. English literary classic Web sites 5. Rubric 6. Student computers 7. Software: Microsoft Word and PowerPoint Activity: 1. Introduction to the lesson: Distribute Student handout A and list of scavenger hunt question. 2. Application: Student handout B Date Completed: Evaluation: Rubric List of questions for the hunt: 1. Name two novels by Ernest Hemingway. When were they were published? 2. Who wrote Travels with Charlie? Describe Charlie 3. Define the "American dream" and give an example from a novel you've read. 4. Who wrote The Lord of the Flies? Briefly describe the setting and theme. 5. What do the protagonists in The Scarlet Letter and Fahrenheit 451 have in common? 6. What is the nature of the conflict in To Kill A Mockingbird? 7. Who wrote 1984? What is the protagonist's greatest fear? 8. Name two plays by Arthur Miller. Give a one-sentence description of each. 9. Where does a symbol of God appear in The Great Gatsby? 10. Who is the narrator of Mary Shelley's epistolary novel Frankenstein? What is the basic conflict in this story? 11. Name a nature writer from the school of American Romanticism. 12. What new kind of story is Jo trying to write to win a contest in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, and what kind of story had she been writing before? 13. Who wrote the novel Jane Eyre? The novel uses the motifs of an old manor, a Byronic hero, the madwoman in the attic, and "the vampire." What is the name for these kinds of motif? 14. What was the name of the periodical that Charles Dickens published Great Expectations in from 1860-1861 in serial form? 15. In which chapters do you find the two famous death scenes in Uncle Tom's Cabin? Who dies in each scene? 16. In his memoir A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass identifies what enabled him to free himself and work to free other slaves. What is it? 17. What year was Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice first published? What year was it first published under her name instead of as "Anonymous 18. What is the devastating natural disaster in Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God? 19. Who is the one man Buck will not steal from in Jack London's Call of the Wild? Why won't he steal from him? 20. How many chairs did Henry David Thoreau have in his house on Walden Pond and what was each one for? 21. Name three classic American novels that were banned and the (first) date they were banned. Literary scavenger hunt Student Guide A Introduction If the phrase “classic literature” makes you think of dusty old books, think again. How about word-searchable Web sites? Hypertext? Electronic library? Now that classics have been brought into the digital age, they are even more accessible and you can interact with them in new ways. In this activity, you and one other classmate will team up in a literary scavenger hunt of English classics on the Web. You’ll have just on hour to do your research, using the list of questions I will give you and your teammate. You will have just one more hour to create an interactive slide show using PowerPoint based on you research. Then you’ll present your PowerPoint to the class. Once we have seen all the presentations, we will vote for the best presentation on terms of content, design, and overall quality. Step 1 Track down the answers to your scavenger hunt questions Note Carefully formatting you questions and answers in Microsoft Word will make it a lot easier to create your slide show later. 1. In Office Word, type a neat list of all your scavenger hunt questions, with paragraph returns and no blank lines between them. (Don't number the questions you can do that later in PowerPoint.) Save this document. You will use it for the table of contents in your slide show. 2. Create a separate document to collect your answers. Start by copying your question list into this document. As you find your answers, enter them as paragraphs directly beneath the questions, with no blank lines in between. At the end of each answer, include the full URL of the location where you found it. 3. Indent your answer paragraphs by clicking on each one and then clicking the Increase Indent button in the Formatting toolbar. When you are done, your questions should be flush left, your answers indented, and all your text should be Normal style (as indicated in the Formatting toolbar). 4. Start your search at these Web sites: Bibliomania (http://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/frameset.html). Search 2,000 full classic texts by author or title. The site’s Author pages contain recommended links to more literary classics information. Classics at the online literature library (http://www.literature.org/authors/). Read the full text of many classics. American Literary Classics (http://www.americanliterature.com/ARCHIVES/ARCHIVES.HTML). Full text of more classics not available on other sites. University of Delaware Library Guide to English and American Literature (http://www2.lib.udel.edu/subj/engl/internet.htm). You can find more great links to e-texts here. Library of Congress (http://lcweb.loc.gov/homepage/lchp.html). Search the stacks by subject, title, or author. 5. Keep your answers brief—no more than a few sentences. Literary scavenger hunt Student Guide B Step 2 Convert your questions and answers into a PowerPoint presentation For Microsoft Word 2007: 1. Right-click the Office ribbon. 2. Select Customize Quick Access Toolbar. 3. Under "Choose commands from:", select Commands Not in the Ribbon. 4. In the list, select Send to Microsoft Office PowerPoint. 5. Click Add, and then click OK. The command and icon will then be added onto the Quick Access Toolbar Use this command to create your PowerPoint. For previous versions of Microsoft Word: Open your Office Word document. From the File menu, choose Send To and select Microsoft PowerPoint. Office PowerPoint opens, displaying your newly created slide presentation in Outline view. Step 3 Format, design, and animate your slides Look at your slides. Each slide should have a question in the title box at the top and the corresponding answer in the text box below. Adjust font size and text box dimensions, where necessary, to make questions and answers fit. Format and design your slides. Choose fonts, colors, layouts, and a design scheme. You can use Bing visual search (http://www.bing.com/visualsearch) to find images of authors and books to add to your slides. You may also want to use a digital photo of the author or cover of the book as the slide background for each question. Try animating your answers. You can use different animation options on each slide. Step 4 Create an interactive slide show to present your findings to the class 1. Create a title slide for your show. 2. Create two or three new blank slides with Bulleted List AutoLayout for your interactive Table of Contents. With either Outline or Slide Sorter selected in View, drag your new blank slides to the beginning of your show. 3. Go to your Office Word document that listed the questions only. Copy the list and paste it into the text box on Slide 1. The list of questions will probably be too long to fit on one slide. Cut the remaining questions from the bottom of the list and paste them into the text box on the second slide. Repeat this process to accommodate all the scavenger hunt questions. Print a Handout version of your slide show (6 slides per page) to refer to for the following steps. Now you can add an action button next to each question in the Table of Contents that will link directly to the chosen slide. For help creating hyperlinks: PowerPoint 2007, visit http://office.microsoft.com/en- us/powerpoint/HA100214791033.aspx?pid=CH100668191033. PowerPoint 2003, visit http://office.microsoft.com/en- us/powerpoint/HP051952591033.aspx?pid=CH063500631033. Action buttons make it easy to navigate through you PowerPoint show Use Slide Master to add three more navigation buttons to the bottom of each slide: A Home button for jumping back to the table of contents from anywhere in the show. Previous and Next buttons to let you move forward or backward through the show. Make sure they do not overlap your text boxes. For help creating and customizing master slides: Office PowerPoint 2007, visit http://office.microsoft.com/en- us/powerpoint/HA100780111033.aspx?pid=CH100668201033. Office PowerPoint 2003, visit http://office.microsoft.com/en- us/powerpoint/HP030817791033.aspx?pid=CH063500581033. Now you can present your scavenger hunt results in an exciting, fully interactive PowerPoint show. Proofread each slide for grammatical and spelling errors. Watch the slide show of your presentation to make sure that all your animations and action buttons work correctly. Present your interactive slide show to the class. Multimedia Project : Literary Scavenger Hunt Teacher Name: Mrs. Beard Student Name: ________________________________________ CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Requirements All requirements are All requirements are One requirement was More than one met and exceeded. met. not completely met. requirement was not completely met. Content Covers topic in-depth Includes essential Includes essential Content is minimal with details and knowledge about the information about the OR there are several examples. Subject topic. Subject topic but there are 1- factual errors. knowledge is knowledge appears 2 factual errors. excellent. to be good. Mechanics No misspellings or Three or fewer Four misspellings More than 4 errors in grammatical errors. misspellings and/or and/or grammatical spelling or grammar. mechanical errors. errors. Presentation Well-rehearsed with Rehearsed with fairly Delivery not smooth, Delivery not smooth smooth delivery that smooth delivery that but able to maintain and audience holds audience holds audience interest of the attention often lost. attention. attention most of the audience most of the time. time. Workload The workload is The workload is The workload was The workload was divided and shared divided and shared divided, but one not divided OR equally by all team fairly by all team person in the group is several people in the members. members, though viewed as not doing group are viewed as workloads may vary his/her fair share of not doing their fair from person to the work. share of the work. person. Date Created: Nov 23, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC) References: http://teach.fcps.net/trt10/PowerPoint.htm http://rubistar.4teachers.org/