Harrisville Central School Welcome students!
“ Teachers are Human” Grades 3-5 ELA Essential Question How can diversity affect learning and motivation?
Unit Plan Summary: New students and some returning students are not familiar with the staff and room locations of teachers in grades K-5. My class will create a booklet to address these issues. Students will generate interview questions, complete the interview, and create a page for the booklet. Hopefully they will then create a video of these interviews as read by the student.
Welcome to Our School!
We will introduce you to our teachers and their classrooms .
NYS Learning Standards Standard ELA1.10.WR2: Language for Information and Understanding Performance Indicator -- ELA1.10.WR2.04 Students take notes and organize information from written and oral texts, such as lectures and interviews. Standard ELA3.11.LI3: Language for Critical Analysis and Evaluation Performance Indicator -- ELA3.11.LI3.04 Students recognize the use of protocols and traditional practices in interviewing and other forms of speaking. Standard ELA3.06.WR2: Language for Critical Analysis and Evaluation Performance Indicator -- ELA3.06.WR2.09 Students select content and choose strategies for written presentation on the basis of audience, purpose, and content, with assistance Standard MST2: Information Systems Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies. Information Systems Key Idea MST2.IS1: Information technology is used to retrieve, process, and communicate information and as a tool to enhance learning. Performance Indicator MST2.I.IS1A: Students use a range of equipment and software to integrate several forms of information in order to create good quality audio, video, graphic, and text-based presentations. Major Understandings 1.1a
Use computer technology, traditional paper-based resources, and interpersonal discussions to learn, do, and share in the classroom
Why is it important to have teachers with different interests, backgrounds, teaching styles, and structures?
Interviews with Teachers Who should we interview? How can we decide who each student will interview? How can these interviews be helpful to our students, new students, or the community?
Content Questions Are teachers at our school similar to each other? Does it matter if your teacher is male or female? Does it matter if your teacher is a new teacher or a “seasoned” teacher? Is it good to have a teacher who has taught the same grade level or one that has taught at several different grade levels?
Are teachers who also coach sports or lead an extracurricular activity better teachers than those that don’t?
What could a finished interview look like?
Let’s Have a Great Year!