Monday, November 3, 2014

Birth Story Assignment

A Birth-story
Assignment:  Research your own or someone else’s birth story.  This means interviewing someone to find out the details of when/where/how you/they were born.  Synthesize (pull together) this information so that you can present it to the class on the due date.

Due:  Monday, November 10th in your English hour - you will present that day.

Final product:  A presentation of your choosing to showcase the information you have gathered.  Ideas could be: A slide show, movie, poster, speech, paper, interpretative dance, or whatever else you can come up with.  You decide what you want to share!

Length: Up to you.  It cannot take longer than 1 minute to present the information to the class!

Questions you may want to ask:
  • Location of birth?
  • Weather the day of the birth?
  • People visiting?
  • Time of day?
  • Big events happening in the world on the day of the birth?
  • Your ideas!

Standards assessed:
Formative assessment of standards
4: Write informative texts to convey ideas; select, organize, and analyze content.
6: Use technology to produce writing, interact with others, and cite sources.
8: Command the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, and vocabulary.

Need help?  Ask Mrs. Ripp in school or email her at

Graphic Organizer to help you work, can be found here 


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