ALEX Learning Activity

  

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A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Kimberly Chastain
System:College/University
School:University of Montevallo
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 391
Title:
Extra Extra Read All About It!
Digital Tool/Resource:
ReadWriteThink Printing Press
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

ReadWriteThink Printing Press offers four different ways for students to publish their writing.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
8 ) Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics. [RL.5.9]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
9 ) By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the Grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently. [RL.5.10]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
10 ) Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. [RI.5.1]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.5.10- Find in the text/or answer who, what, why, when, and where questions to demonstrate understanding of an informational text.


Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • produce authentic artifacts using digital tools.
  • review and revise authentic artifacts using digital tools.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • multimedia
  • artifacts
  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to use a variety of digital tools in which they can create or revise authentic artifacts to share their knowledge.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design and create authentic artifacts using approved digital tools that meet COPPA standards.
  • review an authentic artifact to revise with new or additional information.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • everyone can be an author, producer, director, etc.
  • using digital tools.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
16) Use advanced features of digital tools and media-rich resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • use advanced features of digital tools and media
  • rich resources .
  • communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • key ideas
  • informs
  • persuades
  • entertains
  • media-rich
  • communicate
  • digital tools
  • collaborate
  • online environment
  • tutorial
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to use advanced features of digital tools to inform, persuade, and/or entertain.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design communications using advanced features of various digital tools to informs, persuades, and/or entertains.
  • locate and follow directions or tutorials for working with digital tools.
  • use media-rich features such as audio and/or video.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • many digital tools are available to communicate key ideas and details.
  • directions or tutorials can be located online to assist with creation.
  • there are multiple ways to communicate the same information.
Learning Objectives:

Students will

  • Demonstrate meaningful writing.
  • Develop sentences with capitalization, punctuation, etc.
  • Construct detailed paragraphs.
  • Use correct grammar.
  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:

The student(s) will use ReadWriteThink printing press to publish their writing. It contains a newspaper, brochure, flyer, and a booklet. All four of the options give students the opportunity to publish one writing or multiple writing if they choose that template. The printing press gives a great tutorial for first time users. It gives students different options for bolding their font, font color options, and even background color. The ReadWriteThink printing press allows students to print one sided or two side. It gives helpful hints on how to fold their published work. The ReadWriteThink printing press can give students a different way of publishing their work besides just putting it in a word document.

Assessment Strategies:

The students' completed published work.


Advanced Preparation:

  • The students should have had all of the first stages of the writing process. The students should use this during their publish phase of the writing process.
  • The classroom needs to be equipped with computers and internet access.
Variation Tips (optional):

  • The ReadWriteThink Printing Press is a wonderful tool. It can be used for younger students, but you must decide if it is age appropriate for your students.
  • If you need to make an adaptation for a student that only does one published writing, the ReadWriteThink Printing Press does give you all four options with only one published work.
Notes or Recommendations (optional):

The teacher needs to explore this tool before giving it to the students. Also, it might be helpful if you demonstrate the tool in front of the class.

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