The Night Chanter Project
By Franc Leo, April 11, 2007
- High School
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
Common Core Standards
Anchor Standards for Writing:
Text Types and Purposes:
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
Production and Distribution of Writing:
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Range of Writing:
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Anchor standards for Speaking and Listening:
Comprehension and Collaboration:
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Anchor standards for Language:
Conventions of Standard English:
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
- identify the goals of the project
- create possible solutions to the challenges
- evolve their ideas to the point of completion
- produce sketches and designs of their solutions
- assess their proposal and grade the quality of the solutions proposed
- work individually and in teams on their designs and mural sketching
- focus on the Design Process
- formulate ideas based on a written composition into illustrated sketches, projects, and designs based on personal and exterior ideas, descriptions, impressions, and perspectives
- A portion of Momaday’s book “House Made of Dawn—The Night Chanter”
- The Design Process chart developed by the Design Department from CHAD
- examples of initial sketches (attached)
- 1 copy of the chant in “House Made of Dawn—The Night Chanter” by M. Scott Momaday
- 6 big format pieces of paper (for initial sketches)
- 3 medium-format pieces of paper (for final 3 sketches)
- sketchbook / design book
- a pencil
- colored pencils
- 1 roll of white paper for mural (for the entire class, not individuals)