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Common Core Standards (English Language Arts/Literacy)

Speaking & Listening | Writing

 

 

Digital Storytelling (Course 1) – Speaking & Listening

Standard

Activity Name

Description

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  1. Session 1: Introduction Social Justice

  2. Session 2: How to Prepare for a Presentation

  1. Mentor teachers talk about what social justice means and facilitates discussion with all participants -prompting and questioning as needed.

  2. Participants discuss what makes a successful presentation, the role technology plays in shaping understanding of materials presented, and strategies for how to manage public speaking anxiety

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.2: Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.

  1. Session 3: How to Form a Research Question

  2. Session 4: Group Research Planning

  1. Participants practice using library databases to find credible and accurate sources to answer research topic questions they brainstormed

  2. Participants present findings and research question to others using multiple sources of information (e.g. visual images, statistics, recordings) evaluating credibility and accuracy of sources.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.3Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

  1. Session 2: Video Evaluation

  2. Session 7: Group Presentation

  1. Participants discuss the effectiveness of past videos’ use of statistics, visual images and recordings, interviews, and sources. They also discuss strengths and areas of improvement for each.

  2. Participants give sandwich complements to presenting groups paying close attention to use of visual representations, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

  1. Session 5: Research Planning

  2. Session 9: Storyboarding

  1. Participants present findings, research question, and supporting evidence in a logical and professional manner.

  2. Participants learn about and create a storyboard outline that their video documentary will follow to allow audience to clearly understand reasoning, organization, and development appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

  1. Session 12: Individual Research Planning

  2. Session 15: Review of the Day/Preview Next Day

  1. Participants present individual and group progress of iMovie, making strategic use of visual representation, audio recordings, textual and graphical information. Participants continue to receive feedback.

  2. Participants present their progress and continue receiving feedback to modify and improve their work.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.6Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

  1. Session 2: Introduction to Rubric

  2. Session 20: Individual Research Planning

  1. Participants discuss how to evaluate and provide feedback and create rubric that will be followed, learning and using new vocabulary.

  2. Participants present their final product using formal language and newly acquired vocabulary related to their research topics.

 

 

Digital Storytelling (Course 1) – Writing

Standard

Activity Name

Description

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

  1. Session 11: Individual Research Planning

  2. Session 16: Group Research Planning

  1. Using evidence from multiple texts, participants are encouraged to write arguments that support their research topics, using valid reasoning and sufficient evidence.

  2. Participants will work collaboratively on GoogleDocs to ensure their research question is answered by using valid reasoning and citing a substantive amount of relevant and credible sources.  

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

  1. Session 8: Individual Research Planning

  2. Session 9: Storyboarding

  1. Participants are encouraged to convey information from articles in their own words to ensure their audience understands the information clearly. They are encouraged to work on research outline using effective selection, organization, and analysis of peer-reviewed articles.

  2. Participants create a storyboard with images and text explaining what they will show in their video documentary, when, and why that is the most effective organization of information of their research topic.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. 

  1. Session 5: Research Planning

  2. Session 9: Individual Research Paper

  1. Participants create presentation of final research question with clear and coherent writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.  

  2. Participants are encouraged to continue working on their research paper, ensuring they follow correct APA formatting and organization, vocabulary related to their research topic, and keep audience in mind.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.5Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

  1. Session 3: Intro to Podcasting

  2. Session 7: Individual Research Planning

  1. Participants create a This I Believe podcast, writing, editing, and revising a script they will follow in order to record their first podcast.

  2. Participants are encouraged to continue working on their research paper, making revisions as needed and focusing on answering research question.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.6Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology's capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

  1. Session 4: Group Research Planning

  2. Session 12: Individual Research Planning

  1. Participants use GoogleDocs to work on research paper collaboratively with the group.

  2. Participants are encouraged to use online survey software (i.e. SurveyMonkey, GoogleForms, etc) in order to display statistical information flexibly and dynamically in their research paper and iMovie projects.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.7Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

  1.  Session 11: Interviewing

  2. Session 12: Individual Research Planning

  1. Participants should conduct interviews to answer their research question, solve a problem, or gather anecdotes to enhance their projects.

  2. Participants are encourage to conduct short research projects by using online survey software to answer their research question

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.8Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

  1. Session 3: How to Form a Research Question

  2. Session 7: Group Research Planning

  1. Participants gather 10 articles in databases related to their research topic. They are encouraged to gather print and digital sources.

  2. Participants are encouraged to continue gathering peer-reviewed articles and citing information into their group’s GoogleDoc, following correct APA format

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.9Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

  1. Session 8: Group Research Planning

  2. Session 11: Individual Research Planning

  1. Participants should draw evidence from peer-reviewed articles to support their research topic.

  2. Participants should draw evidence from peer-reviewed articles. They are encouraged to find supporting claims and counterpoints of their research topic, demonstrating varying points of view on the issue.  

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.10Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

  1. Session 3: Intro to Podcasting

  2. Session 5: Learning Interviewing Techniques

  3. Session 8: Individual Research Planning

  1. Participants create a script for their This I Believe podcast.

  2. Participants learn about interviewing techniques and write questions they can use to role-play interviewing with partners.

  3. Participants are given time to continue their research and must turn in research paper outline by the end of the day.