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The Lady in the Tower


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Keywords: Digital Storybook, Spreadsheet, Persuasive Essay,
Subject(s): Spelling, Technology, Grammar, Writing, Reading, English/Language Arts
Grades 9 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Oscar Smith High School, Chesapeake, VA
Planned By: Jennifer Frugard
Original Author: Jennifer Frugard, Chesapeake
Summary of Story: The Princess is locked in her tower by her over-protective father, The King. The King had The Guard trained from birth to protect his daughter at any cost without question. A Young Man wants desprately to be with The Princess, so even though he knew he would die- he attempted to rescue The Princess. The minute he stepped foot upon the bridge to the tower, The Guard killed him as instructed.

The Question at Hand: Who is RESPONSIBLE for The Young Man's Death?

Activity: The students will have spreadsheets on each character and have a debate blaming and/or defending each of the characters. Once a character is chosen by each of the students, a digital storybook will be created retracing the steps of each of the characters up until the death of The Young Man.

SOL Focus: 11.1, 11.2, 11.4, 11.6, 11.7
Comments
My students work from a portable classroom, so tablet would be helful with internal computer labs are not accessible.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
If Non-fiction pieces were incorporated, we could do storybooks with historical characters that link to American, British, and World Literature.
Follow-Up
Working on presentaion skills in front of the class
Materials: Video Tools, Printers, Flash/USB Drives, Memory Cards, Keyboards, Mice, Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Clip Art, Animation, Integrating Technology
Other Items: N/A