Trying New Things - 3
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- How would your life be if you stopped trying something new?
- What are the benefits of learning new things?
- What are some reasons people would give to avoid trying something new?
- Is it easier to try new things with a friend?
Discuss with students what it means to try new things. Review the discussion point questions.
Possible activities to review the discussion point:
Think. Pair. Share:
- T (Think): Teacher begins by asking students what can cause a disagreement between two people.
- P (Pair): Each student should be paired with another student, small group or work with teacher. Pairs write brief answers on sticky notes or slips of paper.
- S (Share): Students share their thinking with their partner. Teacher then leads whole-group conversation using students’ answers.
The teacher will pose questions related to the discussion points. Explain the purpose of the activity is to think about the question and activate prior knowledge. The teacher will model the activity to facilitate student understanding.
- Divide students into pairs or small groups.
- Have the pairs/groups develop questions using to ask other pair/groups about the discussion points.
- Provide “anchor questions” (Do you think it is easier to agree or disagree? Why is it important to listen to another person's opposing viewpoint? ).
- Once pairs/groups have questions written, bring the students together and lead discussion using their questions.
As a group, discuss why it is important to try new things. Record responses on the board.
- Chart paper or chalkboard
Allow students to work with a partner or small group to complete student activity sheet A. Discuss when finished.
- Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per group
- Pencil for each group
Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Seek volunteers to share when finished.
- Student Activity Sheet B - 1 per person
- Pencil for each student
Script Prompt: Develop a script and create an animation that includes two characters in a setting related to the problem. The dialogue between the characters must include:
- White board/chalk Board or Chart Paper
- Script sheet for each group
- Pencil for each student
Script Writing Practice: Teacher led discussion of script creation. As a whole/small group, write both an appropriate and inappropriate versions of the script. In small groups or individually, have the students independently create scripts using the prompts above.
Independent Script Recording: Pair students to complete 2 scripts together using the same script prompt detailed above. Direct students to take turns being character one and character two.
Animation Creation: Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remember to name and save their work. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.
Lesson Extension: Incorporate ELA standards by discussing both spoken and written grammar rules (dialogue punctuation, correct verb tense, sentence structure, parts of a story; character, setting, problem, solution). Consider using both the final animation and written script as an ELA grade/assignment.
Allow students time to complete the student lesson review. Discuss answers when finished.
- Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
- A pencil for each student
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