Teacher Guide for a "Unit of Practice" Project

Making A Difference

By Mary Limbach
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"Why are some people considered heros?"
 Overview


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 Standards and
Learning Objectives


 Tasks


 Interactions


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 Assessment


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Interactions

Students will work independently on computers in the lab gaining key technology skills. In small groups, students will generate ideas about what makes a hero. Those ideas will be transferred onto a large web using Inspiration. Students will start out working independently in the lab to search for facts on pre-selected websites about a hero of their choice. Fifth grade buddies will be solicted to partner with the second grade students to support the reading portion of searching the sites. During the writing process, students will compose sentences about their hero based on their virtual note cards. That information will be published as a calendar of heroes. In turn, students will share the presentation with other classes in an effort to encourage peers to make positive choices that benefit their communities.

Collaboration:

This project will include collaboration with:
• Students to Students
• Another Classroom