Grade 7 Language activity - using visual images to convey mood and tone of the poem: On Flanders Field.
This week's Read and Write Gold flash activity uses the Study skills toolbar, graphic organizer software and the Research toolbar in a way that students can select images which connects to the poem: On Flanders Field.
Students select certain words or phrases using the highlighters.
Then using the Fact Folder, students search and select images from the internet, which they feel connects with the specific tone and mood of each stanza.
When collecting the web images, a pop-up window appears allowing the student to input his/her own information such as description and title. This helps the student practice giving support for their thinking when they are choosing images and provides students with memory challenges, some notes if they review the images at another time.
(Any poem or piece of text can be substitutes in this activity.)
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SEA IWB Learning Community updates:
The AT team is preparing for the final Learning Community session for the year. The focus of the fourth session is: Visual Literacy and Critical thinking. Teachers will explore a variety of strategies to support all kinds of students using visuals and tools of the Interactive White Board.
Mathematics and Special Education partnership
Mathematics Instructional Leaders and the AT itinerant teachers (IRT) are working together across the Board supporting LC groups during in-class sessions during the months of April and May. Each LC group has a volunteer host teacher who co-plans a math three-part lesson with the IL and itinerant teacher. Other teachers from the LC then are invited to take part in discovery as observers of the lesson.
Prior to the in-class sessions LC groups participated in professional learning at the two training centres in areas of math and accommodation tools of the IWB, the three-part lesson including the math congress using a document camera.
More information about the in-class lesson to come in future blog entries.