Preparation for Performance Task: Using Writing to Make Prompt Cards

Writing becomes dynamic in a presentation. Presenters transform a piece of writing they have already composed about the Little Rock Nine into a presentation. The focus is transferring ideas from their own writing into short prompts on cards to use during the film pitch.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Support language learners with a visual representation of key vocabulary such as prompt
  • Identify the first key point to convert into a prompt card on each returned assessment
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson six of eight in the Grade 8 ELA Module 3B, Unit 3
  • Copy pupils' End of Unit 3 Assessment writing to return
  • Uses the same model presentation and cards from lesson two of the sequence
Pros
  • Builds on skills and tasks already completed
  • Focuses on a bite size piece of the final assessment
Cons
  • None
Common Core