Monday, May 18, 2015

This I Believe Project Breakdown

This I Believe Project Breakdown
Goal:  To create a 4 or 5 paragraph speech modeled after the “This I Believe”  format.  See this link for examples.

Summative standards assessed:  
Standard 2:  
Evaluate claims in a text; assess and express the soundness and relevance of reasoning.

Standard 10:  
Present focused claims with support, using eye contact, volume, and elocution

Due Date:  June 1st

Day-by-Day Process:

Day
Goal
Resource(s) used
1
Guided brainstorm - elevator activity to jog memories that carry significance
2
Filling in our timelines and listening to examples of the end product
3
Zeroing in on a personal beliefs
Example used - We Are All Different
4
Furthering our belief using these three questions in our readers notebook:  
  1. What is your belief?
  2. Why is this a belief for you?
  3. What two personal memories do you have that tie in with your belief?
Rough drafts will be due on day 8 end of class
5
Handing out graphic organizers - students will use This I Believe website to look at examples to gather inspiration for their own essay
Students will start to fill out graphic organizers
One-on-One conferring with “stuck” students using the breakdown organizer
Graphic Organizer for all students
For “Stuck” students - this brainstorming organizer
6
Adding quotes to our speeches/essays - more rough draft working time
7
How to write a strong introduction - conferring one on one with students
8
Rough draft work time - conferring one on one with students.  Rough drafts all due to Mrs. Ripp
9
Revising for better word choice

10
Peer review and commenting

11
Continued work time and speech rehearsals
12
Final work day - all speeches performed June 1st


0 comments:

Post a Comment