Comparing Writing Prompts by kcf19835

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									                           Comparing Writing Prompts
Grade Level: 2nd
      (Note that ALL students in 2 separate 2nd grade classes will participate in this
      lesson. However, 5 students without IEP’s & chosen randomly by student
      number, will be used for comparison using the attached rubic)

Length of lesson: 25-30 minutes per day for 6 days
Subject Areas:
      Science – Weather
      Language Arts - Writing

Standards:
Language Arts:
2.5.2 Write a brief description of a familiar object, person, place, or event that:
           Develops a main idea.
           Uses detail to support the main idea.
2.5.5 Use descriptive words when writing.
2.6.3 Use correct word order in written sentences.
2.6.4 Identify and correctly write various parts of speech, including nouns and verbs.
2.6.5 Use commas in the greeting and closure of a letter and with dates and items in a
       series.
2.6.7 Capitalize all proper nouns, words at the beginning of sentences and greetings,
       months and days of the week, and titles and initials of people.

Objectives:
The students will be able to write a narrative after either watching a video or hearing a
monologue about a topic, and according to the following rubric attached, provide a
baseline set of scores.

Procedures:
Day 1/Week 1
   1. Five students from classroom A will watch a video clip (5-30 seconds long) about
      floods. Five students from classroom B will hear an oral report/voice directions
      narrating the video clip, but not see the video.
   2. The children will be asked to write creatively about the clip or the oral directions.
   3. The papers will be collected and graded based on the rubric attached.

Day 2/Week 2
   1. Five students from classroom A will watch a video clip (5-30 seconds long) about
      blizzards. Five students from classroom B will hear an oral report/voice
      directions narrating the video clip, but not see the video.
   2. The children will be asked to write a description about a blizzard.
   3. The papers will be collected and graded based on the rubric attached.
Day 3/Week 3
   1. Five students from classroom A will watch a video clip (5-30 seconds long) about
      tornados. Five students from classroom B will hear an oral report/voice directions
      narrating the video clip, but not see the video.
   2. The children will be asked to write a description about a flood.
   3. The papers will be collected and graded based on the rubric attached.
               *** The two groups will switch for weeks 4, 5, and 6.***

Day 4/Week 4
   1. Five students from classroom B will watch a video clip (5-30 seconds long) about
      (topic D). Five students from classroom A will hear an oral report/voice
      directions narrating the video clip, but not see the video about (topic D).
   2. The children will be asked to write a description about (topic D).
   3. The papers will be collected and graded based on the rubric attached.

Day 5/Week 5
   1. Five students from classroom B will watch a video clip (5-30 seconds long) about
      (topic E). Five students from classroom A will hear an oral report/voice
      directions narrating the video clip, but not see the video about (topic E).
   2. The children will be asked to write a description about (topic E).
   3. The papers will be collected and graded based on the rubric attached.

Day 6/ Week 6
   1. Five students from classroom B will watch a video clip (5-30 seconds long) about
       (topic F). Five students from classroom A will hear an oral report/voice
       directions narrating the video clip, but not see the video about (topic F).
   2. The children will be asked to write a description about (topic F).
   3. The papers will be collected and graded based on the rubric attached.

Evaluation:
      The UDL team will be evaluating each of the ten students’ writing samples by
      using the attached rubric.
      The data from the rubrics will be used to make a comparison between students’
      writing samples when they watched a video clip and the samples when they heard
      oral reports.

Materials:
      Paper                                            Television
      Writing rubric                                   Camera
      Speaking prompts (oral reports)                  Microphone
      on each topic                                    Video editing software
      Video clips on each topic


UDL team objective:
By the end of the 6 weeks we will be able to, collect data comparing students’ writing
samples when seeing video clips with those who heard only oral directions and establish
base line data. We hope to find whether using technology/videos in the classroom is
beneficial to the students’ writing performance.

								
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