Leap into the deep

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A ready activity with a catchy title that is meant to encourage students to delve deeper into a subject and apply good questioning strategies before and during reading.

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Leap into the deep

  1. 1. A reading activity for February 2012 Created by Neil KrasnoffPicture from Wessex Archaeology: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wessexarchaeology/524660663/
  2. 2. Overview• During February all students are required to ‘Leap into the Deep’ by reading Offline for a minimum of 30 minutes to gain greater understanding for project in any class. Students will generate their own questions to ask as they read and report back the results of their reading.• Student documentation is Due February 29th and will be graded by Mr. Krasnoff for a grade in World Geo Lit (Work Ethic and Written Communication)
  3. 3. Schedule• Student notified of ‘Leap into the Deep’ requirement in late January by Librarian• Students reminded of requirement by English teachers on Weekly basis on Monday’s in February.• In final full week of February students that have not completed will be notified individually.• Grading Complete on March 2.
  4. 4. Process1. Students will download Leap into the Deep Template and identify the following in Part 1: 1. The subject and project their reading will focus on 2. The driving questions for their reading2. Student asks teacher of subject identified in Part 1 permission to “Leap into the Deep.” If meets approval, student will get 30 minute timed pass to library to research or read.3. Upon completion of reading, student completes Part II of document by explaining progress on answering driving questions4. Last requirement is Google form survey on how well Deep reading helped with assignment.
  5. 5. Grading Standards• Work Ethic grade • Minimum 30 minutes =79 • 60 Minutes =89 • Read complete book or more than 25 pages in articles =100 • Failure to complete final survey -10 • Failure to submit document -30 • Shows documentation of reading within completed project to Librarian +10• Written Communication grade • Quality of driving questions • Quality of answers to driving questions • Evidence of successful reading, summarized main points of reading material

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