- TITLE: Social Media and Literacy (The “e book club” experience)
- STUDENT DESCRIPTION:
· Adolescent students (13-15 years)
· Subject: Language Arts (Literacy Strand)
- SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Computer Lab./Laptop/Internet Connection
- OBJECTIVES OF THE LESSON:
- Cultivate higher level thinking in literary texts.
- Make connections to text, within text, and among texts across the subject areas. Motivating students to draw their own conclusions and express them both written and orally;
- Match reading to purpose--location of information, full comprehension, and personal enjoyment.
- Analyze characterization as revealed through a character's thoughts, words, speech patterns, and actions; the narrator's description; and the thoughts, words, and actions of other characters.
- Identify and analyze development of themes conveyed through characters, actions, and images.
- Analyze how images, text, and sound in electronic journalism affect the viewer; identify techniques used to achieve the effects in each instance.
- Identify, analyze, and critique persuasive techniques, such as promises, dares, flattery, and glittering generalities used in oral presentations and media messages.
- MATERIALS AND WEB-BASED RESOURCES
- Novel: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
- A classroom blog
- A wiki page
- Collaborative mind mapping
- Optional Talk Group
- Optional Talk Group
- Completion of all tasks
- Using Web 2.0 rubrics
7. OUTPUT OF THE LESSON
- Access and utilize a series of web tools
- Motivate through digital and social media use
- Read critically
- Generalize ideas and draw conclusions
- Communicate with peers in higher level of thinking
- BLOCK PLAN
Teacher presents the text: The Woman in White and assigns chapter to be read students jigsaw their chapter. Teacher gives students the link where they will find the tasks for this lesson: http://web.bend.k12.or.us/dave.williams/Daves_Page/Monica_%26_Daves_Project.html
Students download text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/583 Teacher gives students classroom sessions to read text
Students critically analyze the text read and write a summary on wiki page http://monica-daves-project.wikispaces.com/
Working in groups of 3, students analyze a character in the book and create a mind map of his/her important characteristics using Mind 42 http://mind42.com/pub/mindmap?mid=f48ace4a-942f-49ce-a499-837ae229e313. Entire class is invited to add to character profile.
Students are asked to go to THE e- BOOK CLUB BLOG PAGE http://davewilliams24.blogspot.com/ to express opinion about the content of book.
Students/teacher read contributions in blog and make comments.
Students are invited to the optional talk group assignment http://www.voxopop.com/group/8c6474e0-315b-4982-8d75-da4de140dd75 to further depth of responses and reviews
· e Bookclub RUBRIC
Contributions are well organized and written in an interesting style. No grammar errors or spelling mistakes are made. They are very informative and deeply reflective. Contributes with other group members in writing and editing.
Contributions are well organized but written in a somewhat interesting style. Few grammar errors or spelling mistakes are made. They show some new reflective information on the topic.
Assists group members with most of the writing and editing.
Contributions show little style and are poorly organized. Several grammar errors and spelling mistakes are made. They give some new information on the topic. Provides minimal assistance to group members in writing and editing.
Contributions have no style and are poorly organized. Many words are misspelled and grammar mistakes made. They give no new information on the topic. Provides no assistance to group members in any of the writing and editing.