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This lesson uses several strategies for scaffolding learning after reading a novel. The students work collaboratively to create Facebook profiles, Instagram profiles, plot diagrams and many other activities to evaluate their comprehension and analysis of a novel. This lesson gives students the opportunity to take charge of their learning by giving them choice.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will work collaboratively to analyze plot of a novel.
Students will work collaboratively to analyze conflict of a novel.
Students will analyze the protagonist and antagonist of a novel.
Students will reference text-specific quotations in the novel.
Students will work collaboratively to create digital reflections of social media for characters in a novel.
Students will compare and contrast characters in a novel.
Students will construct a quilt using the work they have created.
Students will use the Internet to find information to assist with their assignments.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
61 to 90 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Copy paper (eight sheets per group)
Markers for each group
Four Gallon bags per group
Duct Tape for each group
Desks arranged in grouping order
Collaborative Quilting chart copied for each group (see attachment)
Collaborative Quilting Rubric copied for each group (see attachment)
Internet access for each group using a laptop or iPad for each group.
Technology Resources Needed:
Each group will need white paper, markers, duct tape, and gallon bags. Additionally, for management purposes, the teacher may provide each group with a folder to place work in each day. The students may use more than one class period to complete this activity. Using the folders will assist with quick distribution of materials and organization of materials.
Graphic organizers: plot diagram, venn diagram, student-created graphic organizers.
Student-designed products: Facebook pages, Instagram pages, Webpages etc.
The students may create a new form of each activity or may offer additional information using Internet resources. The students may use the Internet to retrieve additional information.
Students may create a modified version of each activity by providing less analysis.
Students may elicit help from their peers.
Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom
for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.