Thursday, May 5, 2016

Our Final Project: This I Believe

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

Summative standards assessed:  
Standard 4:  Write narratives to share events, using vivid detail & ordered sequence.  
Standard 6:  Command the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, and vocabulary.
Standard 7:  Present focused claims with support, using eye contact, volume, and elocution

Due Date:  June 1st

Day-by-Day Process:

Day
Goal
1
Reading and listening to This I Believe speeches - class discussion; what do you notice?  Individual exploration and listening - filling out inspiration sheet to understand structure?
2
Guided brainstorm - elevator activity to jog memories that carry significance
3
Filling in our timelines and listening to examples of the end product
4
Zeroing in on a personal beliefs - using the rough organizer
5
Handing out graphic organizers
Students will start to fill out graphic organizers
One-on-One conferring with “stuck” students using the breakdown organizer
6
How to write a strong introduction - conferring one on one with students
7
Revising for better introductions
8
Adding quotes to our speeches/essays - more rough draft working time
9
Adding details
10
Rough draft work time - conferring one on one with students.  
11
Revising for better word choice
12
Work time
13 (Friday)

Rough drafts all due to Mrs. Ripp

14
Hand back rough draft - Peer review and commenting
15
Types of conclusions
16
Work day for revising and editing
17
Work day for revising and editing
18
Work day for revising and editing
19
Speech practice

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