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.
"Follow" your students' accounts
of your poetry annotations
good ones from the rap community
of others' poetry annotations
As extension activity, have students seek out similar poetic or storytelling devices in rap songs
i.e. What storytelling and/or poetry devices are used in Slick Rick's "A Children's Story"?
What does this activity add to traditional poetry unit?, the online element?, the ability to add "suggestions", the connection to other texts?, the connection to hip hop/rock songs, you can see each other's annotations
Use the "7 types" of annotation outlined by Ms. Joseph
use your own email
Nickname: TTech First Name
track student progress by nicknames
Use images and videos to elaborate on your annotations
Participate in an online community to learn from and add-to the knowledge base
Critically analyze texts AND annotations by adding "suggestions"
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.5 Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
looking to engage students in discussions around texts
To emphasize the power of annotation for interacting with the author, vocabulary comprehension, and discussing with each other.