Team 17


Names; Rebecca Zimmerman, Alex Benedict, Ann Ziergiebel
Grade Levels; K-12
Subject Areas; ELA and Humanities

Project Description (links, pictures, embedded videos, lesson plan, etc)

See our wiki here...
Goal; for Students to connect with students globally using ePal

Enduring Understanding: Loyalty matters…
Students will understand that
  • … there are many types and degrees of loyalty
  • …Loyalty brings all of us into conflict
  • …Loyalty operates on both a small and large scale
  • …Loyalty is shaped by your perspective

Essential Questions:
  • How is loyalty portrayed in literature?
  • Why is loyalty an important theme in literature?
  • How do loyalties reflect cultures?
  • Are some loyalties more important than others?

Target Skills - Students will be able to...
  • research topic and essential questions using appropriate search engine
  • evaluate results by examining evidence from multiple sources
  • demonstrate understanding of topic through production and publishing of digital artifacts
  • will give and incorporate feedback into final product

Resources (potential anchor books)
  • Beowulf
  • Alice Bliss
  • The Outsiders

Projects and Assessments -
  • Ongoing conversation with student from another country (found through ePals, english collaborative ning, twitterfeeds)
  • students choose teacher-produced or own prompt for exploration- students communicate with other students and create subquestions
  • Students contribute to wiki on wikispaces...teacher creates rubric for evaluation see below
  • classes choose...
  1. On glogster – create a poster
  2. have students select multiple images, music and text to communicate information related to their theme – pinterest , Animoto
  3. Create fakebook page for characters in terms of loyalty
  4. Voice thread – put up image or video and have 4 students voice over perspectives
  5. iMovie- produced as a documentary



Common Core Anchor Standards
Reading…
Key Ideas and Details
1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Craft and Structure
6. Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.‡
8. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
MA.8.A. Analyze the meaning of literary texts by drawing on knowledge of literary concepts and genres.
9. Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Writing
Production and Distribution of Writing
6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.


Criteria
Analysis
Evaluation
Synthesis
Technology
4 (90-100)
Completely define
Two kinds of loyalties
And cite evidence
Use persuasive text-based inferences about the characters and their situations
Students’ project must demonstrate cross-cultural understanding of loyalty with clear evidence
Ample evidence of student use of technology to search, evaluate sources edit and publish their own work.
3 (80-89)
Define at least two kinds of loyalties

Cite evidence from the text for each kind
Use text-based inferences about the characters or their situations
Students’ project must demonstrate cross-cultural understanding of loyalty with some evidence
Adequate evidence of student use of technology to search, evaluate sources edit and publish their own work.
2 (70-79)
Define at least two kinds of loyalties
Make reasonable inferences about the text
Students’ project must demonstrate cross-cultural understanding of loyalty with little evidence
Some evidence of student use of technology to search, evaluate sources edit and publish their own work.
1 (60-69)
Define one kind of loyalty.
Make inferences
Students’ project must demonstrate cross-cultural understanding of loyalty with no evidence
Little evidence of student use of technology to search, evaluate sources edit and publish their own work.


Assessment Evidence—Performance Task Description

Goal: Use digital tools to connect students globally in order to answer an overarching question that requires deep reading and critical thinking.
Roles: multi-media creator, critical thinker, collaborator, correspondent, editor, presenter
Audience: Their international partner, their peers and instructors and their local community
Situation: Explore the meaning of loyalty using text-based evidence and personal experience
Products: Products can be analytical or creative and must include a digital component. Examples: Essays, videos, poems, short stories or novellas, plays or skits, animations, graphic novels, music or rap, digital posters, videotaped performances, blogs
Showcase: All of the final products; Google sites or Wiki spaces

Lesson plan