|Week #||32 & 33|
|Unit of Instruction||Narrative writing, informational writing, map drawing, oral presentation|
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will participate in Top Island, a project on which they will work with a partner. I assign partners so they are with someone compatible but whom they don’t usually work. There are work stations all over the room–large tables covered with tablecloths or 4 desks put together covered with cardboard. These will be their work stations.
Students will work on designing a deserted island somewhere in a temperate zone around the world. They will design and write the story of how they got to the island–a result of some sort of accident. They will design and draw the island on large sheets of butcher paper. Both students will participate in ALL stages of this project. Their maps will be from bird’s eye views and should contain details of shelter, water source, entertainment, how they procure food, supplies they will use.
Each day we will watch videos on how to build a shelter, how to open a coconut with no tools, where to find water, etc. so students can incorporate this information into their maps and writing.
One partner will write the story of how they arrived at the island, one will write the story of how they were rescued, and they will both write about one interesting or exciting thing that happened during the year they were stuck on the island.
Students will work in partners. EACH PARTNER WILL EARN HIS OWN GRADE.
Students were given a checklist to help them design their islands and not leave anything out.
Students will contribute creative ideas to their island drawing.
Students will use good writing skills.
Students will each contribute to the oral presentation.
Students will listen attentively to each group’s presentation, ask questions, and offer positive feedback.
These assignments are due on Friday, May 10. Presentations will be due Tuesday, May 14.