I will be posting stuff on our class Facebook page for this assignment:
9th grade students in a regular ed English
19 students total, 50% white, 20% African
American, and 20% Asian Americans, 10%
Spanish Americans, and 3 students were in
resource English in 9th grade, 3 have mild
Students will be able to discuss,
understand/summarize the meaning of a
poem, different poets, understand imagery,
and learn some different types of poems by
digital storytelling, have a discussion through
blogging, use Twitter, and Pintrest, create an
image on Photoshop and make a Poster, will
listen to a Podcast, follow QR and make a
Voki, and complete a WebQuest, with 100%
accuracy, by the end of 9 school days.
A-Same students as before.
S- Students will learn some different types of poetry through a video
of me teaching them. They will also be introduced to the different
poets/poems we will be learning throughout this unit. With 100%
accuracy by the end of the class.
S-I will need a smart board to play the videos and access to
U-I will need a working computer, projector(if there is not Smart
board), sound system/speakers, and internet access. I will begin the
lesson by telling them what they have to do. I will make the
presentation presentable and practice it before I show it to the
children. I will be sure to change between activities so the ADHD
kids will not get bored.
R-To ensure kids are participating I will have them write down one
fact about each poet/poem and we will share them at the end of the
E-When I change from the first video to the second I will ask
students at random something covered in the video. I will pause the
second one periodically and do the same thing. After we watch the
both video each students will be asked to repeat something from
Monday- Students will watch a video in class
of me introducing the types of poetry.
Next the students will create a story-telling
video tell about different types of poets and
poems written by that poet.
A- Same students as before.
S-They will first find a webquest and complete it (Tuesday). They will
then make their own WebQuest regarding the poems discussed
yesterday and they will complete a peer’s WebQuest (Wednesday), with
100% accuracy by the end of two full class periods.
S- Reserve the computer lab, making sure they can get on the internet.
U- I will make sure the internet is working as well as zunal.com, if I
cannot reserve the computer lab I will need to make sure each student
has a laptop or tablet. I will begin by showing them how to use
zunal.com and how to complete a webquest.
R- The students will be participating because they will be working on
their webquest and complete it. I will walk around room the entire class
asking questions and making sure they are not doing anything they are
not supposed to be doing.
E-Throughout the activity I will have them talk to each other and help.
Then I will give them a chance to ask me questions and instead of just
giving them the answer I will have them try and proceed from their
answers. If some of any of the kids are having trouble I will put them in
Students will find and complete a webquest:
Students will create their own Webquest and
then another person in the class will complete
A- Same learners as before.
S- Students will create a picture, poster and an avatar using
Photoshop, PowerPoint, and Secondlife. They will do this with 100%
accuracy by the end of two full class periods.
S-Computer- because the lesson requires a computer program for
U-I will need to free Photoshop download or program on every
computer, the Secondlife download, and PowerPoint. I will begin the
lesson by telling them what they have to do for each task and give
them an overview of how to maneuver each system.
R-To have kids participate, they will have to show me their work
and because so much is asked of them in two days, they will have
stay on task to complete everything on time.
E- They will have to turn in each project by the beginning of class
on Monday, they will be graded on if they have everything needed
for each project (see next slide).
Taking one of the poems
from the video
student will create a
poster on PowerPoint
and make their own
image of what they think
the poet is trying to get
across using Photoshop.
Next they will be asked
to create a SecondLife
avatar and go a place
either a poet or a
character would be and
take a snapshot of it to
show the class.
A- Same learners as before.
S- 9th grade students will create and listen to a Podcast, create a QR
and Voki, create their own Podcast regarding anything related to the
unit so far. They will do this through qrstuff.com, voki.com and any
Podcast creating webpage, with 100% accuracy, but the end of one
S- Computer with internet access.
U- I will need either a class set of laptops or be able to book the
computer lab ahead of time. I will need to make sure I can get on all
of these websites and the school does not block them. I will begin by
showing giving them the websites and telling them how to make
R-To have kids participate I will make them get in groups towards
the end of the class and show each group member what they have
made and follow their QR.
E- I will walk around and let them ask me questions throughout the
block, also I will be asking them questions about what they are
Task 1:Students will listen to and make their
own Podcast. Their Podcast can be on
anything regarding the poems we have
Task 2: Students will create a QR & Voki
regarding the Poetry we have discussed so
A-Same learners as before.
S-9th grade students will create their own blog summarizing their
favorite poems and telling why it is their favorite text we have
discussed, using blogspot.com, they will then respond to two
classmates blogs, with 100% accuracy by the end of one class
S- Class set of computers with internet access.
U-I will need to make sure blogspot.com is working properly
and each student has their own computer. I will begin by
showing them the basics of blogspot.com, show them how to
respond to blogs, and give them a clear example.
R-To have kids participate, I will keep track of their work progress,
also having them respond to two blog will ensure participation.
E-I will be walking around the room making sure they are on task,
answering and asking questions, also responding to blogs is, in a
way, an evaluation because they will need to give their thoughts on a
poem other than the one they just wrote about themselves.
Blogging: Students will create their own blog
summarizing their favorite poems and telling
why it is their favorite text we have discussed
After students have created their blog they
will be asked to respond to two classmates
A-Same learners as before.
S- 9TH grade students will make a Pintrest account and create a poetry
board and pin at least three helpful tips regarding poetry, they will then
create a twitter account from the perspective of either a character in the
poem or an author and tweet using hashtags, through pintrest.com and
twitter.com, with 100% accuracy, by the end of one class period.
S-Computer with internet access, make sure there is one for every kid.
U- I need to make sure Pintrest and Twitter can be used in my school. I
need to make sure the internet is working. To begin this lesson I will tell
them about twitter and pintrest and how to use it if they don’t already
R- To ensure participation I will be asking students questions
throughout the class and have them tell me what they are doing. Also,
half way through the class I will have them get in groups and brainstorm
E- I will have them present their tweets and tell me one helpful thing
they learned from Pintrest.
Task 1:Students will create a Pintrest and
make a board with useful tips regarding
Task 2: We will wrap up our unit by creating a Twitter page from the
perspective of either a poet or a character in the poems we have
A- Same students as before.
S- 9th grade students will upload all of their assignments
so far on a wikispaces.com, they will do this through
creating an account on wikispaces and making a page for
each assignment, with 100% accuracy, by the end of one
full class period.
S-Class set of computers with internet access.
U- I will need to make sure the internet and
wikispaces.com is working. I will being my telling my
students how to create an account and create the different
R- I will walk around the room answering and asking
questions, but have them ask a peer before they ask me.
E- I will grade their final project (wiki) giving them credit if
they have created the previous assignments and followed
the directions given.