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Jonah & the Whale Lesson Plan

Instructor: Josh Corbat

Josh has taught Earth Science and Physical Science at the High School level and holds a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

With the help of this lesson plan, introduce students to the story of Jonah and the Whale. After reading the lesson and the story from the Bible, students will analyze and modernize portions of the biblical text.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize the story of Jonah and the Whale
  • analyze and modernize the language used in the story of Jonah and the Whale

Length

30-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5

Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

Materials

  • Class set of the bible
  • Access to technology/the internet for research

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