Popular Mechanics


Curipod lesson about topic "Create a lesson on the literary devices and theme of Popular Mechanics b

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1. Slide
60 seconds
Understand key literary devices used in the story Learn how to identify the main theme of the story Explore how literary devices and theme connect
Exploring the Literary Devices and Theme of Popular Mechanics by Raymond Carver
2. Poll
20 seconds
In 'Popular Mechanics' by Carver, what happens to the baby?
  • The baby was injured
  • The baby died
  • The dad got the baby
  • The mom got the baby
3. Word cloud
90 seconds
Work in Pairs: In ONE word, what is this story about?
4. Word cloud
120 seconds
Write one word to describe the tone of Popular Mechanics.
5. Word cloud
60 seconds
Pick 5 words that you think are used deliberately by the author to set the tone. Enter them separately.
6. Slide
60 seconds
Popular Mechanics is a magazine and website that is dedicated to How-To and DIY items and articles. It discusses subjects on automotive, technology and electronics, among other things.
Popular Mechanics
7. Open question
660 seconds
Why is this the title of the story?
8. Slide
60 seconds
The story was first published with the title "Mine" in 1977 in a book of short stories called Furious Seasons and other Stories. It was republished with the title "Popular Mechanics" in another book of short stories called What We Talk About When We Talk About Love in 1981. It was finally renamed again to "Little Things" when it was republished in a book called Where I'm Coming From in 1988.
Popular Mechanics
9. Open question
120 seconds
Why the change in titles?
10. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a self-portrait of yourself as a superhero!
11. Open question
660 seconds
Work together in pairs: Why are there no quotation marks?
12. Slide
300 seconds
The struggle over a baby echoes the story of the Judgment of Solomon in the book of 1 Kings in the Bible. In this story, two women arguing over ownership of a baby bring their case to King Solomon for resolution. Solomon offers to cut the baby in half for them. The false mother agrees, but the real mother says she'd rather see her baby go to the wrong person than see it killed. Because of this woman's selflessness, Solomon recognizes that she is the real mother and awards her custody of the child.
The Wisdom of Solomon

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