As students enter the classroom and copy down nightly homework, I hand out Activator Books.
Review Activator prompt. Based on our reading, describe the struggles of a migrant farm worker.
While students are completing activator, hand out computers.
Students will copy today's learning objective into notebooks and complete the activator.
When students are finished with their activator, they will log into computers and sign into todaymeet.com/msmaccini.
After signing in, screens down.
2 Hook / Launch
Review Rules and Procedures for using Todaysmeet.com
These have been previously taught in other lessons. This is not the first time students have used the site to generate discussion.
Present image of young migrant boy working in the field.
Prompt: What does this image make you think / wonder?
How does this image connect to the ideas we have previously discusses in class, or that you discovered on your webquest yesterday?
Students will respond to prompts using todaymeet.com. After giving a response, students will pause and scroll back to read other peer responses. Students must respond to one peer using format.
PowerPoint Lesson reviewing the project steps, procedures, and expectations.
Place students in strategically planned (differentiation / SEI) groupings
Hand Out step by step guide to movie maker
Guided Tour of movie maker features
Present Examples and Models
Review project requirements
Review Rubric / Ask questions
Review Movie Maker Videos
Parking Lot Activity: Questions posted on question wall
Partners will follow instructions and access features of movie maker in order to become familiar with basic features needed for project.
Students will review examples and models.
4 Review Information for Presentation
Ask students to take out all cumulative materials including all graphic organizers that have been previously filled out to prepare for this project.
After reviewing their information, students will share ideas on todaymeet.com.
Prompt: Please post / share information / facts that you plan on incorporating into your project.
Students will take out / organize / and review thier materials.
- Story Graphic Organizer that identifies and describes key scenes that reveal the struggle of migrant workers.
- Web Quest graphic organizer with facts and information about modern migrant worker families.
- Bibliography of sources that students developed and incorporated.
Students will share information for 8-10 minutes on todaymeet. Students will be able to access this information, while they are working on their project.
Teacher will rotate around the room facilitating and assisting learning.
Refer back to the rubric guidelines.
Aid students in navigating movie maker
Students will create public service announcement that identify and explain the struggles of migrant worker families.
- Living Conditions
- Working Conditions
- Educational Access
- Cycle of Poverty
Movies must include: Music, Images, Text
Must Include: Facts from web quest and sources
Review Summarizer Prompt
Facilitate Clean Up
How did encorporating music and images with your ideas and facts about migrant workers help to convey the messages / themes of the novel?
What was the tone of your movie?
How did this change your understanding of migrant workers?