It is a brainstorming activity before introducing the theme and the moral of the literary piece “Mr. Know All”. The story presents that first impression is often misleading since physical appearances might be deceptive. The teacher presents to the class ten photos of various people around the world. In pairs, the students are asked to choose one photo and answer ten questions.
Strengthen learners’ media literacy by exploring how two alternative strategies and approaches in bullying prevention media influence our perceptions of others. Learners will use these two approaches to analyze the behavior and motivation of two characters in the short story, “Tuesday of the Other June,” by Norma Fox Mazer. (For Grades 9-10)
Students will create a dialogue between Mr. Kelada and the narrator that doesn’t actually exist in the story Mr. Know All (by W. Somerset Maugham). The timing of this conversation would be immediately after Mr. Kelada stated publicly that he had been mistaken and that Mrs. Ramsey’s pearls were fake – BEFORE the narrator learns the truth at the end of the story. The timing of this conversation would be immediately after Mr. Kelada stated publicly that he had been mistaken and that Mrs. Ramsey’s pearls were fake – BEFORE the narrator learns the truth at the end of the story. Using Inquiry, Acknowledgement and Advocacy, the students will learn how to conduct effective conversations that aim at helping them better understand others. I’ve also developed an extension activity which focuses on the concept of personal identity. It is aimed at more advanced students and for teachers who want to make their students more aware of the use of negotiation processes in daily interactions.
The modern era controlled by technology creates a huge gap between people of old and young ages. Unfortunately, people are not aware of the disaster that they live without feeling and understanding their grandparents and parents who will pass away and always wished to share with them a meal, a conversation. Sons and daughters are busy chasing life’s changes without noticing that they are losing precious moment with their families. The video of “Changing Batteries” shows this point in the saddest way - how robots may feel human beings more than their sons and daughters. Student will discuss this social problem and creatively express their thoughts by writing a dialogue between the characters.