WEEK ONE:
Introduce literature choices to class.
Students choose which book they would like to read.
Students participate in guided reading groups/book clubs & discuss nuances of chosen book.
Students practice reading skills such as prediction, sequence of events, plot development, compare/contrast storylines, cause/effect relationships, and connection to real life experiences and prior knowledge.
Introduce students to PowerPoint software. Allow students to practice creating slides, adding text and animation.

back to top

WEEK TWO:
Students continue reading books and meet with book clubs/guided reading groups.
Students continue to focus on reading skills outlined in week one.

Students continue tutorials on PowerPoint. They are expected to experiment with text and animation. They begin to learn how to import graphics off of the Internet.
Primary students begin filling out storyboards for PowerPoint projects in guided reading groups.
Primary students meet in collaborative groups (guided reading groups) to discuss student roles (such as encourager, recorder, reporter, & time keeper) for project.

back to top

WEEK THREE:
Students finish the books they have selected for book clubs/guided reading groups.
Students are introduced to their Response to Literature Project using PowerPoint and view sample projects.
Expectations and grading rubrics are reviewed with students.
Primary students continue filling out storyboards for PowerPoint projects.
Upper grade students meet in collaborative groups to discuss student roles for project.
Upper grade students begin written narratives and filling out storyboards for PowerPoint projects.

back to top

WEEK FOUR:
Students continue to meet with collaborative groups to monitor project goals and student deadlines.
Students self-reflect on progress of project.
Primary students finish storyboards and begin PowerPoint projects.
Primary students finish Slide 1 and Slide 2 in PowerPoint program.
Upper grade students continue written narratives and filling out storyboards for PowerPoint projects.
Upper grade students finish Slide 1 through Slide 4 in PowerPoint program.

back to top

WEEK FIVE:
Students continue to meet with collaborative groups to monitor project goals and student deadlines.
Students self-reflect on progress of project.
Primary students finish Slide 3 through Slide 6 in PowerPoint program.
Upper grade students continue written narratives and filling out storyboards for PowerPoint projects.
Upper grade students finish Slide 5 through Slide 8 in PowerPoint program.

back to top

WEEK SIX:
Students continue to meet with collaborative groups to monitor project goals and student deadlines.
Students self-reflect on progress of project.
Primary students finish Slide 7 through Slide 9 in PowerPoint program.
Upper grade students continue written narratives and filling out storyboards for PowerPoint projects.
Upper grade students finish Slide 9 through Slide 12 in PowerPoint program.

back to top

WEEK SEVEN:
Students turn in written narratives and present power point projects to large group.
Students evaluate peers on rubrics.
Teacher evaluates students on rubrics.

back to top