Module Objectives: As a result of this module, students will be able to: Identify the immigrant narrative as a fundamental story or model of American culture Examine works by established writers in order to determine their techniques and articulate how said techniques affect one’s understanding and/or appreciation of the text. Observe and analyze the effects of immigration and assimilation on cultural units or identities "What Makes a Good Drama?" Group Discussion In thinking about what makes your favorite tv show or film a "good drama", I would like you to list a few qualities or traits of a good drama and what about those qualities or traits make it "good." Base your response on the list of dramatic play elements. Post a 2-3 qualities in your response Since poetry is very similar to the Dramatic Monologue, for this assignment, I would like you to write and post an original poem of 12-14 lines about your own experience making your way through a “new” world, like the experience of an immigrant. Use the poems from the poetry packet as inspiration for theme or form. Submit as a Word document or PDF Module Objectives: As a result of this module, students will be able to: Identify the immigrant narrative as a fundamental story or model of American culture Acquire the terminology with which one analyzes and discusses elements of craft in short stories, novels, plays, essays, and poems Examine works by established writers in order to determine their techniques and articulate how said techniques affect one’s understanding and/or appreciation of the text. Employ the concepts of literary analysis in order to constructively and collaboratively evaluate the quality of the work. Observe and analyze the effects of immigration and assimilation on cultural units or identities Drama comes from Greek, meaning action, play, or deed. This meaning carries forward to our modern usage as it bears the connotation of a story to be acted out. Dramas revolve around conflict or contrasts of character. Page Versus Stage - The Dramatic Monologue—In reading the text of “The Stronger” and viewing the video clip of the same play, please post your response to the following questions and respond to 2-3 comments posted by your classmates: As you watch the clip, make note of the story arc that is present in each monologue and consider the following questions: • The written play or the performance? which version do you prefer and why? • Which version of the monologue you found to be more compelling? Text? Stage? • What did you learn about the characters or the conflict in the scene that wasn’t apparent in the text? • What were some of the similarities from the version you read and the one in the clip? Differences? • How long did it take you to become engaged with the clip? What about the written play?