Signature Unit

“Learning Path”

Focus Skills

Tools/Venues

Presentation

Self Portrait Poetry Anthology

  • written responses to text
  • seeing yourself in text.
  • review of comprehension strategies: making connections, visualizing.
  • introduction to writer’s craft.
  • Oration skills.

  • Google Site Creation
  • Classroom/ Library/Online Poetry Collections.
  • Past Exemplars.

  • Poetry Slam: oral presentation with visual medium i.e. poster, KidPix slide show, costumes. . .

ePals

  • letter writing

  • Google docs
  • animoto films - all about me.
  • regular letter writing

Personal Narratives

  • Writing a story.
  • Story elements/ craft.
  • Grammar/ editing.
  • Dialogue.
  • Google docs.
  • iMovie: Digital Story
  • Garageband: music.
  • Presentation of digital stories.

Immigration/Family History Museum

  • researching US immigration/family history.
  • writing paragraphs.
  • reading/writing nonfiction text.
  • Making a poster.
  • Creating a Museum exhibit.
  • Museum Presentation.
  • Using a webquest.
  • Using a Google site as a resource.
  • Presentation tools.
  • Classroom Museum.

Fiction Story Writing

  • Practicing craft and writing.
  • Transforming personal narrative structure to fiction stories.
  • Author studies.
  • Writing organization and skill.
  • Google presentation.
  • Presentation to young audiences such as first graders.

Fraction Project

  • Fraction, decimal and percent skill.
  • Making and explaining mathematical models.
  • Google table
  • Google draw
  • Teaching class.

Endangered Species Project

  • research, writing, presentation skills.
  • science/social studies content knowledge
  • real world exploration and endeavor.
  • choice of many introduced venues.
  • choice of many project types.