Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to:
- Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences
- Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual, and multimedia forms, and respond personally, critically, and creatively.
- Manage ideas and information
- determine inquiry or research requirements
- follow a plan of inquiry
- Create oral, print, visual, and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
- Respect, support, and collaborate with others
- Students will produce a body of evidence in response to 6 stories.
- Students will internalize focus questions.
- Students will infuse ICT outcomes.
- Students will write a 5 Paragraph Argumentative Essay Exam in response to a teacher selected focus question.
- Students will improve their “TIC” (Technique, Insight, Communication)
- Student writing skills will emphasize an increase in personal voice and a decrease in X=X errors
Learning Activities and Strategies:
- Group A: BC, AP, JB, BG
- Group B: JC, CA, MM, CM
- Group C: AN, JPo, MP, SdJ
- Group D: NC, KW, CS, JM
- Group E: DL, BR, OH, KY
- Group F: JP, APr, TS, SG
Students will plan a reading/response strategy.
- select 6 stories
- select focus questions
- map out a response/reading plan to produce a body of evidence
- must be approved by a group leader and teacher.
- consider features in the texts/blogs for response ideas
Resources and Materials:
- Crossroads 10
- Inside Stories 1
- Short Story Anthology
- 33% Group Process
- 33% Body of Evidence (3 submissions)
- 34% Exam
- May 9: first submission
- May 13: second submission
- May 15: final submission
- May 15: Exam
- smaller groups should yield an increase in on-time/on-task behaviours
- peer support should emphasize development of voice in error-free writing