|Curriculum Area:||English Language Arts|
|Technology Strand:||Keyboard Util./Desktop Pub./Word Processing|
|Essential Question:||What stereotypes define a home?|
|Activity Summary||Students will be analyzing Anna Quindlen's "Homeless" while relating personal thoughts about their home using a concept map.|
1.04 Reflect on learning experiences by:
Keyboard Util./Desktop Pub./Word Processing
3.05 Select and use WP/DTP features/functions to develop, edit/revise, and publish documents/assignments.
Two Minute Talks
Read aloud the picture book, "Fly Away Home" by Eve Bunting to students. If there is access to an ELMO document camera, use it to read the book to students. After reading the picture book aloud, have students discuss for two minutes the meaning of home, the book, and the stereotypes associated with where they live.
During Two Minute Talks, students will share with a partner by brainstorming everything they already know (prior knowledge) about "home." In doing so, they are establishing a foundation of knowledge in preparation for learning new information about the skill, topic, or concept.
Topic: How do you define home? How do the father and son define home? What sterotypes are associated with your home? Procedure:
|Technology Vocabulary: Multimedia Vocabulary|
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|Cognitive Teaching Strategies|
Four Box Synectics
Description: Synectics promotes fluid and creative thinking by "making what is familiar strange," or comparing two things that would not ordinarily be compared. Synectics, a term coined by industrial psychologists Williams Gordan and George Prince, was originally used as a problem-solving strategy. The term is formed from two Greek roots: syn, bringing together, and ectics, diverse elements.
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Picture book, "Fly Away Home" by Even Bunting
"Homeless" by Anna Quindlen http://www.miamisci.org/tec/mssstory.html
Microsoft Word Files
|Re-teaching and Enrichment Activities|
|Hairston Middle, Data last modified: 11/19/2003|