plan 56.doc - Texarkana Independent School District

Robin A. Welsh
Teacher: Robin Welsh
Grade: Grade 11
English III Enriched Lesson Plan
TEKS Lesson Plan
Texarkana Independent School District
Subject/Course: English III Enriched
Time Frame: 45 minutes
Lesson Plan Number: 56
Topic/Process: Eudora Welty “A Worn Path” II
Textbook: Glencoe Literature: The Reader’s Choice, Texas Edition, pages 832-841
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS):
(6) Reading/word identification/vocabulary development. The student acquires an extensive vocabulary
through reading and systematic word study. The student is expected to:
(A) expand vocabulary through wide reading, listening, and discussing;
(B) rely on context to determine meanings of words and phrases such as figurative language,
connotation and denotation of words, analogies, idioms, and technical vocabulary;
(C) apply meanings of prefixes, roots, and suffixes in order to comprehend;
(D) research word origins as an aid to understanding meanings, derivations, and spellings as well
as influences on the English language;
(E) use reference material such as glossary, dictionary, thesaurus, and available technology to
determine precise meaning and usage;
(F) discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotative
power of words; and
(G) read and understand analogies.
(10) Reading/literary response. The student expresses and supports responses to various types of texts.
The student is expected to:
(A) respond to informational and aesthetic elements in texts such as discussions, journal entries,
oral interpretations, enactments, and graphic displays;
(B) use elements of text to defend, clarify, and negotiate responses and interpretations; and
(C) analyze written reviews of literature, film, and performance to compare with his/her own
(11) Reading/literary concepts. The student analyzes literary elements for their contributions to meaning in
literary texts. The student is expected to:
(A) compare and contrast aspects of texts such as themes, conflicts, and allusions both within and
across texts;
(B) analyze relevance of setting and time frame to text's meaning;
(C) describe the development of plot and identify conflicts and how they are addressed and
(D) analyze the melodies of literary language, including its use of evocative words and rhythms;
(E) connect literature to historical contexts, current events, and his/her own experiences; and
(F) understand literary forms and terms such as author, drama, biography, myth, tall tale, dialogue,
tragedy and comedy, structure in poetry, epic, ballad, protagonist, antagonist, paradox, analogy,
dialect, and comic relief as appropriate to the selections being read.
TAKS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Enduring Understandings/Generalizations/Principles
The student will understand:
Episodic structure
The characters reveal their personality in a series of loosely
related encounters that involve moving from place to place.
The characters are ordinary people whose local dialect is
presented realistically, their everyday activities are detailed,
and the natural environment is emphasized.
Sequence of Activities (Instructional Strategies):
Focus: Discuss the episodic structure of this story. Ask students to make a list of Phoenix’s episodes and
how they are related. Ask students to provide details about the natural environment (regionalism).
Activity: With a partner, compare and contrast Phoenix to the hunter. Use these points of comparison: age,
appearance, activities, attitude, and dialect. Write a paragraph using the chart results.
Creative product: Provide students an example of a found poem. Direct them to compose a found poem
entitled “Phoenix’s Life Advice” of at least 8 lines using text, phrases and words from the selection. Draw a
picture of Phoenix based on Welty’s description of her to illustrate the poem.
Assessment of Activities:
Class participation
Group work
Prerequisite Skills:
Key Vocabulary:
1. found poem
2. episodic structure
3. regionalism
Materials/Resources Needed:
1. Directions for writing a Found Poem – Internet
1. Make a list of Phoenix’s words that are considered dialect. In a second column, work with a partner to “translate”
them into standard English.
Differentiated Instruction:
1. Eudora Welty was famous for her photography and her writing. Search the internet and locate examples of her
photographs to share with the class.
2. Present a “reader’s theater” version of either Phoenix’s encounter with the hunter or the nurse.
Sample Test Questions:
1. The thorn bush and the scarecrow indicate that Phoenix is
a. unable to see well.
b. easily amused.
c. afraid of nothing.
d. easily mislead.
Teacher Notes:
Project developed and delivered through a Collaborative Research Grant between
Texarkana Independent School District and TAMU-T Regents’ Initiative.