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Common Core Standards (English Language Arts/Literacy)

Speaking & Listening | Writing

 

 

 

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. Slam Poetry

  2. Algorithm Cards
  1. Students will be introduced to Slam Poetry and look at how Slam Poetry and other forms of spoken word address issues in society. Students will then create and perform their own Slam Poetry for the class expressing their point of view clearly and persuasively to the class.

  2. Students will work in groups to do a code-breaking exercise with playing cards to learn the basics of pattern recognition and algorithmic thinking as well as the importance of good communication and teamwork.

 

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. DIY Culture/Make a DIY Video

  2. Program the Teacher

  1. Students will learn about DIY culture through observing and evaluating DIY videos and planning, scripting, filming, editing, and presenting their own video to share with the class. 

  2. Students will learn the importance of precise language and direction when programming by directing their teacher to do a simple task. Students will use realize the value of accurate word choice.

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

  1. Virtual Bodies

  2. Slam Poetry

  1. Students will learn the technologies involved with representing virtual bodies and what techniques are used to transform images into idealized bodies. Students will learn about social impacts of idealized images on people’s self-esteem and self-concept.

  2. Students will learn how Slam Poetry and spoken word share different points of view through rhetoric and tone.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4: Present 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. Podcast

  2. DIY Video

  1. Students will produce a short podcast on a weekly basis that shares reflections on their activities in this course, in school in general, and in their lives - as deemed appropriate by the student. Podcasts will be uploaded to cloud storage and will be accessible via RSS feed from their websites.

  2. Students will design, write, and produce a DIY video based on an idea that they want to share and apply ideas and concepts to their video which they will share with the class.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5: Make 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. Virtual Bodies

  2. DIY

  3. Blog
  1. Students will learn about the technologies used to create virtual bodies and transform images of bodies into idealized bodies. Students will learn the social impacts of idealized images on people’s self-esteem and how different bodies are valued/portrayed by social norms.

  2. Students will create a DIY video and work to design, write, and produce an interactive and exciting video on something they would like to share with the class. They will also learn how to keep their audience interested in the video using strategic elements.

  3. Students will maintain a blog throughout the course where they will regularly reflect and share their ideas about what they are learning. Students will be challenged to create a captivating blog that is engaging to their readers.

 

 

 

Writing

Standard

Activity Name

Description

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.6: Use 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. Blog Posts

  2. Remix a Scene

  1. Students will use online blogs to journal and reflect on lessons and topics from class. They will learn blogging techniques and internet safety before they publish and share their posts with others.

  2. For a final project, students will be remixing a scene from a book movie, or television show in Alice 3. Students will rewrite, rescript, and redesign the media piece to transform it into a socially aware and culturally responsive piece.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.7: Conduct 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. Architecture Project

  2. Slam Poetry

  1. Students will learn about the history of architecture and about social influences on architectural design. Students will put their research into practice by designing and building structures that reflect their interests and values. Students will demonstrate advanced creative building skills in Virtual Worlds.

  2. Students will be introduced to Slam Poetry and look at how Slam Poetry and other forms of spoken word address issues in society through the eyes of their performer.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.8: Gather 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. Alice Remix

  2.  4th Quarter Final Projects

  1. For a final project, students will be remixing a scene from a book movie, or television show in Alice 3. Students will research and rewrite, rescript, and redesign the media piece to transform it into a socially aware and culturally responsive piece.

  2. Students will demonstrate their proficiency with two different technologies of their choice and demonstrate an understanding of the social context of their projects. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the value of culturally responsive approaches to social problems. Students will demonstrate that that they can brainstorm, storyboard, plan, design, and implement two projects on topics of their choice. Students will apply their understandings of what they have learned during the course to demonstrate their problem-solving skills

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

  1. Critical Media Analysis

  2. Be A Director

  1. Students will learn how to research a category of media and the different ways to measure and discuss “diversity”.  Students will critically analyze media and evaluate it for how people are represented and discuss what the impacts of lack of diversity can be. Students will develop inductive and exploratory research skills. Students will discover that representation in media imagery and stories is not representative of the population as a whole. Students will learn how to collect data, process it into information, draw conclusions, and present them.

  2. Students will learn about misrepresentation in the media and ways films perpetuate this misrepresentation. Students will become exposed to issues in films such as gender disparity, color matching, and lack of minority representation. Students will use this information to direct their own scenes to “correct” these misrepresentations and bring awareness to diversifying the film industry.  

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.10: Write 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. Blog

  2. Podcast

  1. Students regularly reflect on lessons, concepts, and ideas by writing blog posts.

  2. Students will produce a short podcast on a weekly basis that shares reflections on their activities in this course, in school in general, and in their lives - as deemed appropriate by the student. Podcasts will be uploaded to cloud storage and will be accessible via RSS feed from their websites.