Also from Beverly Sparks: I'm convinced it's my dedication to establishing a high-quality writer's notebook routine. As the great Carolyn Tomlinson said about another huge, time-consuming-but-vastly-important topic for education--differentiating instruction--"It's okay to start small.
I can tell you from experience and observation that students find such questions and prompts highly engaging. In the spring ofthanks to my high school journalism students' hard work, I was awarded with a month-long, summer fellowship from C-SPAN in Washington, D.
On the due date, students come to class "in character" and tell their stories as if they were the mythological character. Three lessons designed around a third-grade science unit on energy and the three states of matter. For Elementary and younger. Since graduating college seven years earlier, I had not kept my own journal; I was asking my students to keep theirs going, but I was not doing it alongside them, nor had I ever shown them any of my journals from college.
Explain that their essays must provide solid information supporting their responses to the question. All films present issues of interest to the audience aside from the story itself.
TWM offers a Film Study Worksheet to assist students in organizing their thoughts for this assignment. This lesson can be modified for younger children by including simpler facts, for example the front of the card might say "God of the Sea" and the back "Poseidon.
They also provide a "hopeful" solution to the evil they have chosen. I share mine here, hoping teachers are inspired by my lead to begin doing the same with their own favorite writing assignments. Many of the maps features should be based on information provided by the books author.
The analysis can be limited to the use of one theatrical element or it can include several. Adding drama Many drama techniques enable the children drama become immersed into the life and world of a character.
Include a comparison of his actions in the play to those of a bully you know or have heard about. Is the Common Core racing America to the top? The experiences of a growing number of schools indicate that the impact of including writing in multiple disciplines could be both large and nearly immediate.
The driver asked Rosa to move to the back of the bus so the white person could sit down. I expect my students to see how writing changes as it moves from a writer's notebook to a rough draft, and how writing changes when it's truly revised by the writer based on peer and teacher feedback.
Students are then introduced to the Meeting of the Gods. Board Games - by Mary Jane Brown As a student project during the semester mythology class, I assign students to groups.
Effective teachers address areas where many student writers struggle by providing whole-class feedback, followed by more chances to practice, with additional feedback or instruction as needed.
Here's a loose transcription of the oral story they heard. A film created by Teachers Media as part drama its Visible Improvement series.
To be perfectly blunt, it's my willingness to make sure I have a teacher model of so many writing assignments that makes me a stand-out teacher in realm known as Language Arts. Students can be divided into teams to support or oppose an idea presented by the film.
The local paper has done a feature with pictures of this mythology project. Before they hand in the brief book critique, however, they take one final look to be sure they have used the best words to describe the book.
Pro-con T-Chart organizers or any other form of note taking can be beneficial so that students can refer to points they felt were important when it comes time to write their essays. Acrostic Poem Book Report Students write acrostic poems demonstrating their understanding of the sequence of events in a book.
Plan to have students read some of the same books and some different ones. Students can be assigned to write a journal entry, either in class or as homework, responding to the events or episodes in the movie as it progresses.
Provide students with a "recipe card format for their book reports. They have writing time to build up and discuss their vocabulary and then adapt this to the writing they want to create.
They can also produce a film or create a painting or a poster. Students can be asked to identify and discuss the cinematic elements in an entire film or to focus their analysis on a particular scene.
A photo of the bus before it was restored can be found here. In many films, historical, cultural, or literary allusions are important in conveying ideas. More importantly, since switching from journals to writer's notebooks, my teaching skills have improved.Advertisements - by Cori Nalipinski.
I teach a full quarter of Greek/Roman Mythology to 11th and 12th graders. I started two years ago and have tried to keep my projects interesting to my students and to show them how mythology is.
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As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 75, lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed. Advertisements - by Cori Nalipinski. I teach a full quarter of Greek/Roman Mythology to 11th and 12th graders.
I started two years ago and have tried to keep my projects interesting to my students and to show them how mythology is relevant to their world today. Better Book Reports: 25 More Ideas!. Tired of the same old book report formats? This week, in recognition of Childrens Book Week, Education World presents a sequel to its popular "Better Book Reports -- 25 Ideas!
article. Tragedy in Drama. When most of us think of the theatre, we usually picture the two masks representing comedy and drama.
Regardless of whether the play qualifies as one or the other, almost every.Download