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POETRY GENIUS Media Literacy Curriculum Planning Framework by Mind Map: POETRY GENIUS  Media Literacy Curriculum Planning Framework
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POETRY GENIUS Media Literacy Curriculum Planning Framework

LEARNING COMMUNITY: Self: The Media Spot, Mr. Ramsey 10th Grade ELA, Ms. Joseph 10th grade ELA, Learners: TTHS CTE students at varying performance levels, Community: transitioning to new digital tools, Context: an intro activity to the computer labs -- trying to generate more face to face discussion around texts, while assessing students understanding of concepts through digital annotation. This framework was developed by Renee Hobbs at the URI Summer Institute on Digital Literacy in 2013.

Work Products

text based annotations

text/image annotation

suggestions that adds on a classmate's annotation

Instructional Strategies

Track students by "Nickname"

Show model in classroom

Have students start on paper

embed prompts and models into the "Class Pages" with poems & texts

Make "exit slip" assignments for annotations to assess students understanding of concepts

Use "suggestions" to build on each others' annotations

Connect poetry and short story devices to hip hop

Add a "Text" to your class page with questions, and have the students annotate (could be with video)

Have small groups focus on annotating chunks of the text, then have groups switch and add "suggestions" to others' chunks.

Have students use the group-annotated text as a resource for a follow-up writing assignment.

Unit Plan and Rules for Annotation (Grade 10) here

Tools (Tech)

student poetry genius accounts

computer lab

educator account at poetry genius


Media Literacy

Common Core (see full list here

Schoolwide Vision

Texts (Media)

Hawthorne: The Minister's Black Veil


Hayden Poems

Rap Lyrics