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Geometric Literature
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Who are the Millennials?
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Digital Immigrants VS Digital Natives
WORK ORIENTED PLAY ORIENTED
TEXT FIRST GRAPHICS FIRSTGRAPHICS FIRST
STEP BY STEP TRI...
Do they still read and write ?
• On screens of every size
• Electronic devices
• Mobile phones
• Computer
• Kindle
• I-pad...
Their life is in the "forms" of digital
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Using M. McLuhan’s words…
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Using Geometric Literature
• Give “shape" to the learning process
• Engage multiple intelligences
• Use a metacognitive ap...
Literature and geometric interpretation
• Observable
• Symbolic
• Hidden
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Observable interpretation
• All around us in reality
• Shapes of screens:
• TV-Computers-
• Telephones
• Symbols
• Nature
...
Around us and in nature
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In Art
Golden proportion
• Golden rectangle
• Golden triangle
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Symbols
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Symbolic interpretation
• The triangle:energy power
• The circle: perfection
• The diamond: symmetry
• The square: logic
•...
Symbolic interpretation
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• Metaphors
• Proverbs
• Idioms
Common idioms-Proverbs
Love Triangle
Eternal Triangle
Going In Circle
Square Meal
Circular Reasoning
Family Circle
Pyramid...
Hidden interpretation
• Descriptions of characters
• Representation of a concept
• Shaping words or objects
• Using angles...
Tales-Legends
Beowulf
Sword=cross
natural elements
King Arthur
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner(Coleridge)
www.languagegarden.com
The circular
motion of the
ballad: the
starting under
po...
Some proposals: Diamante Poemhttp://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/diamondpoem.htm
http://writingfix.com/PDFs/poetry_prompts/l...
Online:
http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/games-tools/diamante-poe
http://inklesstales.com/poems/...
As tools to sum up
http://www.classtools.net/
E. La Torre 2013
Triangle poem
http://www.piclits.com/viewpoem.aspx?PoemId=1397
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Story Pyramid
Note: PowerPoint does not allow you to have nice
default tables - but you can cut and paste this one
E. La T...
Dancing on the Pyramid
(La Ballata)
• Adapted from "Story Pyramid" created by Donna Calder, Bullhead City Intermediate Sch...
5 elements of a story
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/plot-diagram/
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G.O. Cycle/Journey
http ://www.classtools.net/education-games-php/cycle
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Compare and discuss: Venn Diagram
http://classtools.net/education-games-php/venn_intro/
http://www.edcanvas.com/lessons
E....
Describing characters
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Studying an author
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Visualizing the elements of a story
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Links
• http://www.fromnowon.org/oct97/grids.html#anchor652474
• http://www.graphic.org/goindex.html
• http://www.teacherv...
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Geometric Literature

  1. 1. Geometric Literature E. La Torre 2013
  2. 2. Who are the Millennials? E. La Torre 2013
  3. 3. Digital Immigrants VS Digital Natives WORK ORIENTED PLAY ORIENTED TEXT FIRST GRAPHICS FIRSTGRAPHICS FIRST STEP BY STEP TRIAL AND ERROR/ RANDOM ACCESS LINEAR PROCESSING PARALLEL PROCESSING PARALLEL PROCESSING STANDING ALONE CONNECTED/ SHARING PERSONAL SPEED FAST SPEED E. La Torre 2013
  4. 4. Do they still read and write ? • On screens of every size • Electronic devices • Mobile phones • Computer • Kindle • I-pad E. La Torre 2013
  5. 5. Their life is in the "forms" of digital E. La Torre 2013
  6. 6. Using M. McLuhan’s words… E. La Torre 2013
  7. 7. Using Geometric Literature • Give “shape" to the learning process • Engage multiple intelligences • Use a metacognitive approach • Make lessons more interesting • Motivate more students E. La Torre 2013
  8. 8. Literature and geometric interpretation • Observable • Symbolic • Hidden E. La Torre 2013
  9. 9. Observable interpretation • All around us in reality • Shapes of screens: • TV-Computers- • Telephones • Symbols • Nature • Art E. La Torre 2013
  10. 10. Around us and in nature E. La Torre 2013
  11. 11. In Art Golden proportion • Golden rectangle • Golden triangle E. La Torre 2013
  12. 12. Symbols E. La Torre 2013
  13. 13. Symbolic interpretation • The triangle:energy power • The circle: perfection • The diamond: symmetry • The square: logic • The rectangle: earth E. La Torre 2013
  14. 14. Symbolic interpretation E. La Torre 2013 • Metaphors • Proverbs • Idioms
  15. 15. Common idioms-Proverbs Love Triangle Eternal Triangle Going In Circle Square Meal Circular Reasoning Family Circle Pyramid Scheme Don't make empty triangles. E. La Torre 2013
  16. 16. Hidden interpretation • Descriptions of characters • Representation of a concept • Shaping words or objects • Using angles/ pattern • Giving a sense E. La Torre 2013
  17. 17. Tales-Legends Beowulf Sword=cross natural elements King Arthur E. La Torre 2013
  18. 18. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner(Coleridge) www.languagegarden.com The circular motion of the ballad: the starting under positive signs, the journey, the return to the native country and the archetype of death and rebirth. E. La Torre 2013
  19. 19. Some proposals: Diamante Poemhttp://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/diamondpoem.htm http://writingfix.com/PDFs/poetry_prompts/left_brain/Diamante_Poem_Template.pdf E. La Torre 2013
  20. 20. Online: http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/games-tools/diamante-poe http://inklesstales.com/poems/yourown.shtml •http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx E. La Torre 2013
  21. 21. As tools to sum up http://www.classtools.net/ E. La Torre 2013
  22. 22. Triangle poem http://www.piclits.com/viewpoem.aspx?PoemId=1397 E. La Torre 2013
  23. 23. Story Pyramid Note: PowerPoint does not allow you to have nice default tables - but you can cut and paste this one E. La Torre 2013
  24. 24. Dancing on the Pyramid (La Ballata) • Adapted from "Story Pyramid" created by Donna Calder, Bullhead City Intermediate School. • 1. Write the name of the main character of the ballad • 2. Two adjectives describing the main character • 3. Three words describing the setting • 4. Four words stating the story problem • 5. Five words describing the development of the story • 6. Six words describing other characters (or) events • 7. Seven words describing the ending • 1. ____ • 2. ____ ____ • 3. ___ ____ ____ • 4. ___ ___ ____ ____ • 5. ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ • 6. ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ • 7. ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ E. La Torre 2013
  25. 25. 5 elements of a story http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/plot-diagram/ E. La Torre 2013
  26. 26. G.O. Cycle/Journey http ://www.classtools.net/education-games-php/cycle E. La Torre 2013
  27. 27. Compare and discuss: Venn Diagram http://classtools.net/education-games-php/venn_intro/ http://www.edcanvas.com/lessons E. La Torre 2013
  28. 28. Describing characters E. La Torre 2013
  29. 29. Studying an author E. La Torre 2013
  30. 30. Visualizing the elements of a story E. La Torre 2013
  31. 31. Links • http://www.fromnowon.org/oct97/grids.html#anchor652474 • http://www.graphic.org/goindex.html • http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/printables/FiveElements.pdf • http://www.teacherfiles.com/downloads/graphic_organizers/Character_Web.pdf • http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson- plan/collateral_resources/pdf/l/lessonplans_graphicorg_pdfs_charactercompare1.pdf • http://www.teachervision.fen.com/graphic-organizers/printable/6293.html?s21 • http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/printables/TCR/0743932080_037.pdf • http://blog.bravomartin.cl/2011/rwet/geomoetry/ • http://tawakuli.50webs.com/classwork/handcode/poetry/poem%20one.html • http://matematica.unibocconi.it/sites/default/files/Matematica%20per%20la%20letteratura.pdf • Instructions for a Pyramid Poem | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_8109202_instructions-pyramid- poem.html#ixzz1p1JF43sF • http://geometricliterature.blogspot.com/ E. La Torre 2013
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