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In the second of two sessions on creating oral presentations, pupils prepare a slide show to accompany their talk using Inspiration software. Find the first component of the project, in which class members diagram, map, and outline their presentations, at the Inspiration website.
Create an online class collection of book reviews based on independent reading. Throughout the year, learners post reviews for at least two of the novels they read. Links to sample pages of student book reviews are available and requirements for a review are listed. Keep your readers accountable for their independent reader as they help others in their class by providing input and feedback.
Film analysis takes critical thinking, connections, and context. Upper graders look at the film installation, Crystal Palace in terms of the film makers choices, presentation, and perspective of truth. After an analytical discussion of the film, kids take images of their urban landscape, then crop and alter them to create abstractions of their personal realities.
Help readers explore initial letter sounds. They will choose a letter of the alphabet and create a page for a classroom "ABC" book. They will write down various words that begin with their assigned letter and draw a picture to go in the class book. Furthermore, the book can be created in a digital format so that every family can have a copy. Various digital tools are recommended.
Post-It notes, highlighting, underlining. Sam Anderson’s New York Times Magazine article, “What I Really Want Is Someone Rolling Around in the Text,” launches a study of “marginalia,” or writing thoughts in the margins of a text. After examining different strategies, class members discuss whether interacting with a text helps with deciphering meaning and increasing retention.
How did Ku Klux Klan develop and flourish in the US? How did the government respond to acts of terrorism conducted by the KKK following the Civil War? How does the government respond to acts of terrorism today? This resource launches a study of terrorism and government response. Richly detailed, the plan includes links, photographs, and worksheets. A powerful resource.