Monday, December 2, 2013

HOTS Uncovering Motives Lesson Plan

Rachael Orbach –  One and Twenty by A. E. Housman

Explicit HOT - Uncovering motives



identify motives that explain the character’s behavior and support this with evidence from the text.

Why do you think that wise man gave the advise? Support your answer.

What made the young man change his mind?  Give supporting details.

Deductive Methodology #1

Stage 1 Introduction of HOTS Uncovering Motives.

Stage 2 Application of HOTS to other areas

Stage 3 Reading the text

Stage 4 Checking comprehension through LOTS

Stage 5 Re-introduction of HOTS (based on analysis of text) in relation to the text

Key Components Examples of Activities

Pre-Reading Activity • What are motives? How can you know why

someone does something? (Oral activity)

Basic Understanding


Analysis and Interpretation:

• Explicit teaching of HOTS

• Examples of using the

HOTS in real-life situations

(oral or written).

• Using the HOTS you taught

to help understand the text


• Teaching literary terms

and using them to analyze text.

• worksheet define all the unfamiliar words of

the text.

• Have the students complete a chart with


• Rue - Pain

• Optional: Activities for analyzing and interpreting (as you have done in the past). • Role play activity: Son goes out late at

night on a school night. Mother waits at home

very worried.

• Why did the son go out?

• Why is the mother worried?

• Now we read the text: and apply this HOT

to the text.

• What is the motive of the wise man in the

first part of the poem

When I Was One-and-Twenty

A. E. Housman (1859-1936)

When I was one-and-twenty

I heard a wise man say,

"Give crowns and pounds and guineas

But not your heart away;

Give pearls away and rubies

But keep your fancy free."

But I was one-and-twenty,

When I was one-and-twenty

I heard him say again,

"The heart out of the bosom

Was never given in vain;

'Tis paid with sighs-a-plenty

And sold for endless rue."

And I am two-and-twenty,

And oh, 'tis true, 'tis true.

No use to talk to me.

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