Monday, April 9, 2012

Persuasive Speeches using iMovie on iPad

After reading Grace for President and learning  about the U.S. Government, we had our own TEAM NEWELL election. Student made slogans, created posters, and gave persuasive speeches before the BIG VOTE!
                            Congrats to Sher!
         She won our TEAM NEWELL election!

Here are a few posters! 

In this activity students used the Exercise & Apply phases.

The Thoughtful Classroom: Word Works CODE
The 4 phases of Thoughtful Vocabulary Learning:
Connect: Connect new words to what you already know.
Organize: Organize new words into meaningful categories and frameworks.
Deep Process: Deep process the most important words.
Exercise: Exercise your vocabulary.

The 4 Phases of Successful Comparison
Describe: Describe each item separately using criteria to keep yourself focused.
Compare: Use visual organizers to record the similarities and differences you discover.
Conclude: Discuss what you have learned from your comparison.
Apply: Show how you can use what you learned. 

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