98年第1學期-2956 閱讀、討論、演戲 課程資訊
|Quizzes||30||Quizzes based on assigned reading from required books|
|Participation||20||Group discussion based on assigned reading|
|Midterm exam||25||Student generated play performance based on book Because of Winn-Dixie|
|Final exam||25||Student generated play performance on DVD based on Gathering Blue|
Students should be able to do the following:
1. Read and understand young adult, authentic novels in English
2. Communicate effectively in English in small groups.
3. Cooperate with classmates to create of group projects
4. Demonstrate the ability to write, produce and perform short plays.
Students will read and discuss two popular modern American novels: Because of Winn-Dixie, which tells the story of how a stray dog helps a young girl and her father find the courage to face their losses and deal with their new life in a small town, and Gathering Blue, a futuristic story in which a young orphan girl with special talent learns the mysteries and secrets of the community run by the all-powerful Council of Guardians. Discussions will deal with social issues that are related to student life, as well as general life, in our modern world. Discussions will take place in a relaxed and comfortable environment which is student-friendly. During class discussions, there will be no wrong answers, just varied opinions.
The exams are the acting component of the course. For the exams, students will form small groups and will create alternate endings to each of the two books. Students will perform their short plays in which they portray the characters in the books and continue the story lines beyond the actual endings of the books. For the midterm exam, the plays based on the first book, Because of Winn-Dixie, will be performed “live” in front of the class in a theater setting. The final exam will be a showing of the student plays based on the second book, Gatheri