Title: Literature: Unit 1, Coming Of Age The Drummer Boy of Shiloh
1 LiteratureUnit 1 Coming Of AgeThe Drummer Boy of Shiloh
By Ray Bradbury
Short Story Pages 6-15
2 (No Transcript) 3 Day 1 4 Responding to Art This picture portrays the loneliness of a soldiers life. It prevents an overly sentimental interpretation by focusing on the realistic aspects of the soldiers clothing and downplaying their sad expressions with shadows from their caps. Your Turn If you were separated by your family far away how might you feel Why In this photograph what do you think the soldiers are thinking about Home Sweet Home Homer Winslow 5 Notes On Art
The main character in the story we are about to read is in a similar camp the night before a major battle.
6 Extra Credit Opportunity
For homework tonight research the actual Drummer Boy Of Shiloh print it out and bring it to class with you tomorrow. This is optional you will earn 10 points extra credit for doing this. Tomorrow in class you will tell us about him and explain what you found out.
Read aloud in class talk about.
Shiloh - Hebrew word meaning Place of Peace.
The battle of Shiloh (actual event) occurred on April 6 1862 near a church called Shiloh.
Shiloh is surrounded by Peach Orchards (very peaceful) there were more than 3000 deaths and 20000 causalities as a result of the battle.
9 Literary Analysis (Pg. 1)
Historical Setting is a real time and place in history (something that actually took place in the past)
You can see places and events from history through the eyes of a fictional character.
Complete the worksheet on Historical Setting.
10 Literary Analysis (Pg. 2) Know for Test!!!
The feeling or atmosphere of the work.
In the April Night blossoms fell from the orchard trees and lit with rustling taps on the drumskin. At midnight a peach stonefell swift and unseen struck once like panic
Words in italics establish the mood.
The details of unexpected noises in an otherwise quiet night create a nervous anxious mood.
11 Reading Strategy Know for Test!!!
Finding Word Meaning in Context
The context of a word is the situation in which it is used as indicated by the surrounding words and phrases.
When you come across unfamiliar words look for clues in the context (Context Clues) to help you find the meaning.
Talk about this with class. Give chart.
12 Vocabulary Development
Adjective Fastened or made firm.
Adjective Mixed or combined.
Adjective Showing a firm purpose determined.
Know for Test!!! 13 Pages 6-7
This activity emphasizes how the difference between a slow beat and a fast beat affects your attitude.
How might the differences between a slow and a fast beat affect the attitude of soldiers marching into battle
14 Pages 6-7 (cont.)
About the story
This story is set in a Tennessee peach orchard on the night before the Civil War battle of Shiloh. A young drummer boy cant sleep because hes thinking about what will happen the next morning. He briefly considers staying behind when the fighting begins. Then a man walks by and stops to talk and the boy discovers that this man is his general. From their discussion the boy arrives at a new understanding about his role in the battle to come.
15 Background Art
Look at the picture on Page 6.
The artist Julian Scott was a Vermont veteran of the Civil War.
In this portrait the dark blue of the buys uniform indicates that he was a member of the Union army. Confederate soldiers wore gray.
16 Art Questions
Answer on your own paper!
What clues about the historical setting of the Civil War are found in this painting.
What difficulty for soldiers is depicted in the painting
17 When You Read
We will stop occasionally and talk about what we have read so far.
You will need to answer all the questions in the margins unless notified otherwise.
Put Page Number and then the question type and answer it.
Sometimes we may do it as a class out loud.
18 Pages 6-7 Important!!
Ask questions about anything you do not understand.
We will stop at the footnotes and read them aloud together.
We will stop at any given point to discuss.
We may either read it together in class taking turns. OR listen to it on CD.
19 Pages 6-7 Music
The Civil War inspired many a great Patriotic songs in the North and South.
The Battle Cry of Freedom
Marching Through Georgia
Homework Search songs sung in the Civil War sung by both the Union and the Confederacy. Print out the lyrics and bring in the song on CD.
Example 1 The Battle Cry Of Freedom
21 Music Pt. 2
Lyrics For Previous Song
Yes well rally round the flag boys well rally once againShouting the battle cry of freedomWe will rally from the hillside well gather from the plainShouting the battle cry of freedom!The Union forever! Hurrah boys hurrah!Down with the traitors up with the starsWhile we rally round the flag boys rally once againShouting the battle cry of freedom!We are springing to the call of our brothers gone beforeShouting the battle cry of freedom!And well fill our vacant ranks with a million free men moreShouting the battle cry of freedom!The Union forever! Hurrah boys hurrah!Down with the traitors up with the starsWhile we rally round the flag boys rally once againShouting the battle cry of freedom!We will welcome to our numbers the loyal true and braveShouting the battle cry of freedom!And although they may be poor not a man shall be a slaveShouting the battle cry of freedom!The Union forever! Hurrah boys hurrah!Down with the traitors up with the starsWhile we rally round the flag boys rally once againShouting the battle cry of freedom!So were springing to the call from the East and from the WestShouting the battle cry of freedom!And well hurl the rebel crew from the land we love bestShouting the battle cry of freedom!The Union forever! Hurrah boys hurrah!Down with the traitors up with the starsWhile we rally round the flag boys rally once againShouting the battle cry of freedom!
22 Confederate Song Example
The Bonnie Blue Flag
Cannot use these examples.
23 Pages 8-9
Prefix -bene- (benediction)
Literally means good/well.
On your paper list 3 words that you know of that start with this word part. Look up in the dictionary and define it on your paper. Also pick 2 words to use and create sentences using the words to talk about this story.
24 Pages 8-9 (cont.)
Answer the question on the right margin on page 8.
Talk about this.
We will talk about drums and why drums are important in many cultures.
26 Page 9
Answer the questions on your paper.
Talk about this page paraphrase etc.
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