When is money important and when does it affect our lives?
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Students will use MS Word to write a letter to a local business. The letter will help them learn more about that business and what someone needs to do to get a job there. Their letters should include questions about:
The students should also include information in the letter about their grade level, the school they attend, and why they are interested in the business they chose.
Students should address an envelope and send their letters to the businesses.
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Based on the outcome of their business letters, students could create an Advertisement Poster for the company they researched using Microsoft Publisher. It should include:
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With students working in groups of 3, assign one or 2 vocabulary words per group. Each group will create one PowerPoint slide for the word including:
Use Toolbox Pro’s ToolBlog Pro to pose questions for student reflection and response online about the story, vocabulary, the big idea question, the Question of the Week…
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VIEWING: ANALYZE A PHOTO:
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Daily Fix-It PowerPoint or Wiki (see general tips below for wiki info)
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Writing Workshop – use Kidspiration to gather ideas for the writing prompt
Draft and Revise
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Use Toolbox Pro to pretest and/or post test the vocabulary, spelling, and phonics lessons
Some of this is set up already at http://cppreads.pbwiki.com (ask Cheryl for the Password)
Enter your FIX-IT sentences, Writing Prompts, Skills Practice, etc. into a student-safe Wiki site. Only one student at a time can edit a page in a wiki.
Daily Fix-Its: Students would edit sentences and offer tips for why they fixed it the way they did. If teacher or students notice a classmate did something incorrectly, they can fix those mistakes as well. Then you can look at how the page evolved over time as more students entered information during the week.
Writing Prompts: Offer students a writing prompt on the wiki so they can collaboratively write a response. It can be creative writing prompts. They can do research and write collaborative essays about a social studies or science topic… If you have many writing prompts on separate pages, students will be able to find a spot to edit pretty easily. The point is to leave them up there. This should help students appreciate the need for revision and collaboration.
Skills Practice: Have students use the wiki as a place to define and practice new skills:
They could make a “wik-tionary,” with a wiki, about the reading skills and/or the vocabulary they learn throughout the year. By the end of the school year, they can see how far they’ve come together and they’ll have a great study aid.
Cheryl Tice, Instructional Support Specialist for Technology, GST BOCES