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Grade 8: LA: Book Report Slideshow

Instructional Design: Diane Beaudin

Stage 1 - Desired Results

Established Goals:
General Outcomes:
Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts.

ICT Outcomes:
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.

Enduring Understandings:
Students will understand the writing components and characteristics of a good book (plot, theme, character and setting).

Essential Questions:
How does the author create suspence (plot)?
What is the theme?
How does the author create realistic characters?
How does the author create an effective setting?

Students will know and be able to:

1.1...review, reread and reflect on print text to explore and confirm understanding
2.1...paraphrase main ideas and supporting details
2.2...identify and describe characters’ attributes and motivations, using evidence from the text and personal experiences
2.2...identify and discuss how character, plot, and setting are interconnected and mutually supportive
2.2...identify and discuss how word choice and order, figurative language, plot, setting, and character work together to create mood and tone
2.3...distinguish theme from topic or main idea in print text
2.3...explain how imagery and figurative language  create tone and mood

Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence

Performance Task(s)
The local library wants to encourage young people to read more. They have asked each grade eight student to help them. You will demonstrate your understanding of what makes a good book (plot, theme, character and setting) by creating a slide show from a novel you enjoyed.

Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
oral book report in class

Self Assessment
student project evaluation

Stage 3 - Learning Plan

Teaching and Learning Activities

Book Report Slideshow
In class: Review the elements of a story. , theme, character, and setting.

Period 1 in lab:

        Login to Appleshare
Proper position
Finger position
Inspirations Basics: Open new document
Rapid Fire
Add notes
Add graphics

Period 2 in lab:
        Presentation of a slide show:
Do and don't when preparing a slide show
        Search pictures using Google or scan images
Save pictures to personal folder
                To copy image: (hold mouse button down on picture--select download picture)             from the Internet, remember to add Internet address under for reference and                     copyright.
        Students start planning their slide show using Inspirations
                The bubbles must include the title of each slide, the notes must include                        everything that will go on each slide.

Period 3 in lab:
        Students continue planning their slide show.
        Slide show exploration:
1. Open a presentation document in Appleworks
2. Go to Slide Master, format your background for your slideshow using your tools
3. When you are satisfied with your background, go back to slid tab and add new slides.
4. Name your slides
5. Write slide titles and your subtopics
6. Insert images
*Remember to add Internet addresses under for reference and copyright.
7. Add your notes and practice your presentation.

Period 4 in lab:
When students finish their planning, they work on their slide show
        Remind students to refer to the rubric to guide their work.
        At this point, the teacher can start evaluating the student's computer                          skills.

Period 5 and 6 in lab:
Students finish their slide show and prepare themselves for oral presentation.

In class (2 or 3 periods):
Students present their oral presentation. They might evaluate themselves or their peer using the rubric. The teacher can evaluate presentations as they  unfold.

Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project.  Documents will always be available in pdf format as well as in the original format created (e.g. MS Word, AppleWorks, Inspiration, etc)


Click to download Rubric

Student Exemplars

The following exemplars represent an excellent, adequate, and limited student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy.  NB - You will need AppleWorks 6 installed on your computer to view.

 Last Modified: 17 August,2005