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					     Using Inquiry
      Projects to
  Teach Language Arts
                   4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
               Saturday, November 19, 2011
           Palmer House/Chicago Room, Fifth Floor
                       Session K.22


Rob King       Cindy Smith         Chris Erickson
Using Project-Based
 Lessons to Teach
  Language Arts
        10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
 Friday, November 11, 2011 Room 110
      Program Book Number 2115

   Rob King, Writer in Residence
       Karcher Middle School
Rob King
PBL Writer in Residence
Karcher Middle School
Burlington, Wisconsin




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Cindy Smith
PBL Teacher
Karcher Middle School
Burlington, Wisconsin




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Police Sketch Artists
Descriptive Writing Inquiry
       Experience
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  Photojournalism
      Project
How does a picture capture
   the history of your
      community?
Photojournalism Project
Background:
  Working with the public library and historical
   society, choose an aspect of your community to
   research (building, event, club, etc.).
  Capture photographs of your subject today to
   discuss the impact and significance that it has
   upon citizens.
  Use any past photos provided to you by the
   historical society or public library on a photo page
   to illustrate any research that you have written
   about.

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Photojournalism Project
Requirements:
  Think about the Burlington community. How can a
   photograph illustrate how people think, feel, act,
   etc.?
  Choose a topic to photograph. Example topics:
   Liar’s Club, Underground Railroad, Schools,
   Buildings, etc.
  Take at least five photographs of your topic. For
   each photograph, provide the following
   information:
   – Date photograph was taken
   – What does this photograph tell communities about the history of
     Burlington?
   – What can this photograph tell people about the city of Burlington?
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Photojournalism Project
Write a five-paragraph essay about your topic.
Focus on the history of your topic and how it plays a
current role in our community.
   I. Introduction
  II. 1st Body Paragraph (1st Main Idea)
 III. 2nd Body Paragraph (2nd Main Idea)
 IV. 3rd Body Paragraph (3rd Main Idea)
  V. Conclusion



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   Pirates of the
    Caribbean
Narrative Writing Inquiry
       Experience
Pirates of the Caribbean




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    Fairy Tale
Characters on Trial
How do fiction elements
  relate to real world
     experiences?
            Fairy Tale
        Characters on
                 Trial

Unit One Project
The Task
  You will choose to take on the role of
   a lawyer or a witness in one of the
   following high profile cases.
  Be sure to review your client’s case
   and any charges brought against
   them carefully.


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Vocabulary
      Plaintiff- A person who brings a civil action
       to a court of law.
      Defendant- A person against whom an
       action or claim is brought in a court of law.


  Prosecution Lawyer- the attorney who
   represents a plaintiff (the suing party) in a
   lawsuit.
  Defense Lawyer- The attorney
   representing the defendant in a lawsuit or
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Case No. 10021
   Snow White vs. Queen Grimhilde




 The plaintiff, Snow White, is suing the
  defendant, Queen Grimhilde, for:
   Illegal Substance Trafficking and
    Distribution (Poison Apple)
   Fraud
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Fairy Tale Characters on Trial

Step One:
Read your assigned fairy tale.
Step Two:
As a large group, create a PowerPoint presentation
to share the following information.
  What is the plot of your story? You may
   summarize or bullet-point this information.
  Where is the setting (use a picture too)?


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Fairy Tale Characters on Trial

Step Two:
  What is the conflict of your story?
  Describe the mood and why you selected that
   emotion/feeling.
  What is the theme of the story?
You will present this PowerPoint before your trial
occurs.




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Fairy Tale Characters on Trial

Step Three:
  Use the computers to create evidence for your
   team. The prosecution lawyer should work with
   the prosecution witness and the defense lawyer
   should work with the defense witness.
  Your evidence should work to prove the
   innocence of your client or the guilt of the other
   character. Then answer the following question:
How does your evidence symbolize the
innocence or guilt of a character?
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Fairy Tale Characters on Trial

Step Four:
Complete this packet for your assigned role.




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Fairy Tale Characters on Trial

Opening of the Trial (Script during the trial):

   Bailiff: “Please rise, the court is now in session. The Honorable
   ______________ presiding.”

           Everyone should remain standing until the judge is seated.

   Judge: (Bailiff’s Name)________________, What is today’s case?

   Bailiff: Your Honor, today’s case is ___________________.

   Judge: Is the prosecution team ready? Is the defense team ready?

   Attorneys: Yes, your Honor. (Always use your Honor when addressing the
   judge.)

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Fairy Tale Characters on Trial

Opening of the Trial (Script during the trial):

                         Prosecution Opening Statement

                           Defense Opening Statement

   Direct Examination: The prosecution lawyer calls the prosecution witness to
   the stand and asks clear and simple questions that allow the prosecution
   witness to explain his/her side of the story.

   Cross Examination: The defense lawyer questions the prosecution witness to
   try to prove that the witness is lying or can’t remember the details. Defense
   lawyer may share evidence after questioning.



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Fairy Tale Characters on Trial

Opening of the Trial (Script during the trial):

   Direct Examination: The defense lawyer calls the defense witness and
   questions them to explain his/her side of the story.

   Cross Examination: The prosecution lawyer questions the defense witness to
   try to prove that the witness is lying or can’t remember the details. Prosecution
   lawyer may share evidence after questioning.

                          Prosecution Closing Argument

                             Defense Closing Argument

                                 Jury Deliberation


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Commercial Critics
Persuasive Writing Inquiry
       Experience
Commercial Critics




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 Persuasive Style
    Podcasts
   How do authors use
persuasive techniques to
 capture their audience?
Persuasive Style Podcasts




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Persuasive Style Podcasts

What do I have to do for this project?
In this project, you will create a Public
Service Announcement (PSA) or Podcast
for any nonfiction topic that you think it is
important to bring awareness to. When you
topic is teacher-approved, follow the
directions to complete this project.


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Persuasive Style Podcasts

Podcast/PSA Directions:
 1. Create an outline on a separate piece of paper.
    What are you going to talk about and when?
 2. Show your outline to the teacher and
    conference on the strengths and areas for
    improvement.




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Persuasive Style Podcasts

Podcast/PSA Directions:
 3. After your teacher conference, begin to use the
    Garage Band to create your podcast or iMovie to
    create your PSA. You may check out a Flip video
    camera, record footage, and then download your
    video to the iMovie program.
 4. When you think your podcast/PSA is complete,
    check over the rubric to make sure you have met
    all of the requirements.
 5. Using three paragraphs, answer the following
    question: “How do authors use persuasive
    techniques to capture their audience?”
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  Table Builders
Essay Inquiry Experience
Table Builders




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   Documentary Film
       Making
  What social problems exist in
our global community, and how do
    people influence society?
Documentary Film Making

Background
Your role for this project is to create a I-Movie which
documents present or past issues in our world and
how they were or could be resolved.
To locate a topic that interests you, research current
events and read about what is discussed in books,
magazines, or in newspapers when selecting your
topic. Don’t forget to also consider topics you have
learned about in social studies (world history and
U.S. history) or science (physical science or
biology) class during seventh and eighth grade.

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Documentary Film Making

Instructions and Things You’ll Need:
Books on historical period, newspapers or online
resources. This is a great resource for current
events:
http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/cevents.html




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Documentary Film Making

Craft the Driving Question:
Think of the guiding or driving question for our
project: What social problems exist in our global
community, and how do people influence society?
  How will you integrate your topic to make your
   question specific to your project?




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Documentary Film Making
 Step 1, Research, Research, Research….
  Complete your research! During this phase you will
  not only be taking notes on major events or ideas,
  but you will also begin to narrow your focus.
 Step 2, Make an Outline
  Create an outline for your project. This is not a time-
  line! Use the outline to record your story/facts and
  start organizing your research into scenes.
 Step 3, Teacher Conference
  Meet with the teacher to run through your ideas,
  questions or concerns.
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Documentary Film Making
 Step 4, Create the Movie
  Start putting your information from the outline into
  the iMovie program. Make sure that you have your
  facts and any details that are necessary to
  introduce your guiding question, ask your
  guiding question and then answer your guiding
  question.
 Step 5, Look for Pictures
  Look for art. This can help enhance your ideas or
  emotions for your documentary. You can even use
  the digital camera to take your own pictures if you
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Documentary Film Making
 Step 6, Give Credit Where it is Due
  When you are finished with your documentary make
  sure you cite any sources you used. Use MLA
  format.




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  Planning and
Assessing Projects
 Aids for Project-Based
      Classrooms
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      Using Inquiry Projects to
       Teach Language Arts
                      Session K.22

Rob King            Cindy Smith          Chris Erickson
Writer in           PBL Teacher          President
Residence

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