One Who Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest: Symbolic Analysis

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Lesson Plan Critique #2 “Symbolic Analysis of One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Literature, Album Art, and Voice Thread”, is a lesson plan designed to help students analyze traditional texts by connecting them to visual and digital texts. This lesson was created by Luke Rodesiler of the University of Florida and is intended and executed for 11th and 12th graders in a Michigan English Language Arts Class. The lesson focuses on finding symbolism in, The One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and participating in digital media conversations using the online tool Voice Thread. This lesson plan time frame is designed in five 60 minute class periods, a new activity each day including: exploring symbolism in literature, reading colors, introducing…show more content…
While I was reading this activity it was unclear at first read why it fit into the lesson. To avoid this, it would be beneficial for the students to be offered an overview of the lesson so that they know they are learning about the importance of images in album artwork and that this will be used in the final project. The final activity and assessment they will be connecting the images of an album artwork to a character, relationship, or theme they have discussed in The One Who Flew the Cuckoo’s Nest. This activity is beneficial to students because it gave specific examples of different album images that promoted different feelings and meanings, and then asks the students to find meaning in the images of their favorite albums. This is helpful because you are setting up personal connections with your students by allowing them to use their personal interests while still staying focused on the…show more content…
The objective “Analyze symbolic meaning in visual and print based texts”, was graded through an informal assessment of class discussion. It was also met in a formal assessment of evaluating the summative analysis of the students Voice Thread project, which uses a rubric based on the students’ use of visual aid, colors, expressions, and connectivity to the text. The teachers second and third objectives to, “Evaluate the analyses of their peers” and “Use new media tools to participate in digital conversations”, are tied to the same assessment of whether or not the students provided feedback to their peers that explored different perspectives and promoted questions and if they responded digitally through the website

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