The Last Lecture: Realizing Childhood Dreams | Literary Elements



This lesson was designed for students who have been assigned to read "The Last Lecture", by Randy Pausch and to view the video of his last lecture, at This version has been edited so it can be viewed within one class session. It can be divided into segments. HOW TO PLAY Students spin the spinner and discuss the various literary elements that Dr. Pausch used to tell his story, and provide examples from the text and video. CURRICULUM STANDARDS (9-12) CCSS.ELA Literacy SL9-10.1; SL 11-12.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RL.9-10.2; RL.11-12.2 Georgia: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented indifferent media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. ELACC11-12RI7 Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text. ELACC11-12RI6 EXTENSIONS 1. Have students read the book along with the video of Randy Pauchs'; Last Lecture, and compare and contrast the two different formats of expression. 2. Combine a study of "The Last Lecture" with a public speaking or creative writing activity. 3. Integrate the study of "The Last Lecture" with a unit about building virtual worlds or storytelling games using the Alice programming language. RESOURCES Prestwick House: How to Teach The Last Lecture Cabarrus County, NC Last Lecture Lesson Plans (includes rubrics) Unit Plan with Common Core Standards (Alan, BYU, 2011) Alice (creative programming)


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