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  1. 1. Tiffani ThomasPlanning ActivityAASL standard 4: Pursue personal and aesthetic growthIndicators4.1.1 Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.4.1.2 Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous reading.4.1.5 Connect ideas to own interests and previous knowledge and experience.4.1.8 Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning.4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.4.4.1 Identify own areas of interest.Target Audience:The target audience includes elementary students in grades 3-5 at Banks County ElementarySchool. This group of students range in age from 8-12 years old. Banks County ElementarySchool is a Title I school in a rural low socioeconomic community. The school hasapproximately 725 students. The racial breakdown of the school is 89.1%=622 white, 1.8%=13Multi-racial, less than .5%=1 American Indian, 5.7%=40 Hispanic, 1.8%=13 African American,1.2%=9 Asian. Currently, 57% of the students at Banks County Elementary School receive freeand reduced lunch. Amongst these students, a combination of auditory, visual and kinestheticlearning styles can be identified. Their education levels range in ability from 55% reading ongrade level, 20% reading above grade level, and 25% reading below grade level. Motivating thisgroup of students will require age appropriate activities for both males and females, stimulatingrewards that are cool, realistic goals for success that are in reach for all ability levels, andrecognition of success school wide.Objectives:After reading a book of their choice for pleasure (condition), participants in grades 3-5(audience) will create a character sketch from a character in their book (behavior)with at least3characteristic vocabulary connections that they share with that character (degree).After creating their character sketch using the provided template (condition), participants ingrades 3-5 (audience) will express their learning creatively (behavior) by dressing up like theircharacter in a Character /Vocabulary Parade (degree).In addition (degree), participants (audience) will use technology to express their learning andinterests (condition) by creating and presenting their own avatar that depicts themselves andencourages others to read their chosen book (behavior).

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