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  1. page Student Home Page edited ... Assignment Overview: Watch **this video** for the basics of the assignment. (Please note: i…
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    Assignment Overview:
    Watch **this video** for the basics of the assignment.
    (Please note: if you are using the Firefox browser, you may not be able to see the Screencast, as Firefox seems to be experience some problem with the Java applet. One solution: open the Screencast in a different browser.)
    The assignment has 3 parts. You will:
    Write a theme statement and provide support from the text.
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  2. page Lesson Plan and Assignment edited ... {Issues in the Metamorphosis.doc} Project Overview Screencast (Please note: if you are usi…
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    {Issues in the Metamorphosis.doc}
    Project Overview Screencast
    (Please note: if you are using the Firefox browser, you may not be able to see the Screencast, as Firefox seems to be experience some problem with the Java applet. One solution: open the Screencast in a different browser.)
    Rubric
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  5. page Student Home Page edited ... Resources Theme Statements: Questions to answer: What is a theme statement? How can you tur…
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    Resources
    Theme Statements:
    Questions to answer: What is a theme statement? How can you turn one of the issues/topics we brainstormed yesterday into a theme statement?
    {Theme in Literature.doc}
    Diigo List of Theme Statement Resources
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  6. page Lesson Plan and Assignment edited ... After 15 minutes, tell students should turn to an elbow partner to discuss the two questions. …
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    After 15 minutes, tell students should turn to an elbow partner to discuss the two questions. After a couple of minutes of discussion, use random selection to call on a few students for responses.
    Teacher should show an example of how to write a theme statement based on a text the class has read together.
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    the assignment homepage (The Metamorphosis - A Resource Kit for the Samsas),homepage, including the
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    the assignment CREATE.. Exit card
    Day 3-6
    Assign groups for the project. Let students know that they will complete the next two steps of the project on the wikispace, outside of class time.
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    a “topic” you willto tackle for
    Next, each individual needs to find 2 pieces of textual evidence to support the group’s interpretation of theme; each student should post the evidence and corresponding explanation on the wiki (These two steps should be completed within 4 days).
    Days 7-10
    Groups should use the wiki discussion space to discuss the type of electronic resources they might like to put together for the Samsa family. For example, if we were completing the project for the characters in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, the group may have written the following theme statement: It is impossible to escape your past, so it is best to acknowledge wrongdoing in order to move forward with life. In this case, maybe it would make sense to link to articles and organizations that help individuals face up to their history.
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    been decided, oneeach group member should create a Diigo group, and everyone should begin
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    the group’s list.list on Diigo (teacher will create group and invite members). The group
    Finally, after the Diigo list is complete, each individual should post a reflection on the Wiki. The reflection should provide answers to the following questions: What have you learned from The Metamorphosis that is relevant to modern life? What did you learn about how technology can help individuals and families in times of trouble? How can technology help you in your life? How did you learn these things?
    **Standards/Indicators**
    Example of product - project itself, plus reflection assignment
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    writing in discussion,discussion boards, choice of
    Assessment
    Pre-Assessment –
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    the novella. (Include copy)(A possible extensionB: After reading, revisit statements and discuss if ideas or attitudes have changed as a result of their study.)
    Formative Assessments – The end of class exit card will help me measure how clear the assignment is and monitor how comfortable students seem with the assignment. I will be able to drop in on each group’s wiki page to see how well they are progressing and where they are struggling; this will allow me to either provide assistance when necessary or even make modifications to the assignment if need be.
    Summative Assessment – Rubric will be used to assess collaboration, communication skills, ability to articulate theme & provide support, creativity and thoughtfulness in use of technology. Written reflection about the learning process will provide additional insight into what students have learned.
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    I will assume that students have read the text and taken part in class discussions. I will assume that they have experience providing textual support for their interpretations.
    Prior Technical Knowledge
    Ideally, ourOur class will
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    using wikispaces and Google Forms with enough
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    I would like them to be familiarsome familiarity with Diigo
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    a bookmarked page.page, however, so I will provide instruction/resources to support them in learning this.
    Student Resources
    {Opinions Prereading.doc}
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  7. page Lesson Plan and Assignment edited ... Day 2 – (In computer lab) – While students log into computers, answer questions students hav…
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    Day 2 – (In computer lab) –
    While students log into computers, answer questions students have about the assignment based on the video tutorial.
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    the project: “The Metamorphosis“//The Metamorphosis// - A
    After 15 minutes, tell students should turn to an elbow partner to discuss the two questions. After a couple of minutes of discussion, use random selection to call on a few students for responses.
    Teacher should show an example of how to write a theme statement based on a text the class has read together.
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  8. page Lesson Plan and Assignment edited ... Throughout our reading of Franz Kafka’s novella, The Metamorphosis, we will discuss Gregor Sam…
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    Throughout our reading of Franz Kafka’s novella, The Metamorphosis, we will discuss Gregor Samsa’s transformation into an insect as a symptom of both his disconnection from the world and his family’s dysfunction. This lesson and assignment will be a culminating activity that should serve as a way for students to synthesize our discussions and demonstrate an understanding of how the novella’s themes are applicable to modern life. (See unit overview for further details).
    Assignment Overview
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    today’s world. They will complete their work in a collaborative environment on Wikispaces.
    Desired Outcomes
    Students will be able to
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  9. page Lesson Plan and Assignment edited ... In a digital age, what resources can combat alienation, isolation, and family dysfunction? Ba…
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    In a digital age, what resources can combat alienation, isolation, and family dysfunction?
    Background
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    dysfunction. This lesson and assignment will
    Assignment Overview
    In groups, students will work collaboratively to write a theme statement that is applicable to the novella; this statement will serve as a sort of thesis to focus the rest of the project. The students will include textual support for their interpretation of theme. The students will continue to work in groups to create a suite of digital resources that could help the Samsa family if they were living in today’s world.
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    Prepared by Kate Kennedy for SLM508: Learning Technologies
    McDaniel College; April 2012
    Introduction:Please use the links below to navigate through this lesson plan. The main lesson and instructional sequence can be found under the Lesson Plan and Assignment link.
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