Raising the Bar: Differentiated Learning

Book in a Bag Lesson

6th Grade students in Denise Boutte's class at JH Williams Middle School created "Book in a Bag" projects.

Lesson with Literary Elements.  See small video clip here.  Or click on the "play button" below the video box below.
 

  • Teacher/class discussion on Literary Elements.

  • Expectations were set up by the teacher.

  • Students choose books at their independent reading level.

  • Then they had to complete a literary element worksheet.

  • Students then had to go online and find an appropriate picture
    correlating to the story and decorate their bag.  They place their
    worksheet in a bag (to display).

  • Then they give an oral report on the project.

  • Optional Technology Component would be having students use the
    ReadWriteThink Literary Elements Interactive.

  • See photos below or click on the "play" arrow to see a short video.

Lesson on Literary Elements

Information posted

Choose stories

Expectations stated

Literary Element worksheet to complete first.

Students working on assignment.

Students working on assignment.

Students working on assignment.

Students working on assignment.

Students working on assignment.

Students working on assignment.

Students working on assignment.

Students working on assignment.

Students working on assignment.

Students working on assignment.

Working on illustrations for report.

Researching illustrations for report.

Printed picture to use.

Working on illustrations.

Reports

Searching sites

Searching sites

Printing information

Illustrations

Getting information

Final stages of work

Final stages

Final written project

Final step is oral reports

Display work. Inside each bag, is the student's worksheet on Literary Elements.

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Stacy Bodin
Vermilion Parish Schools


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"Life isn't the daily twists and turns which seemingly engulf lives, but instead it lies in the choices made in driving those curves during the journey."
                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                         Stacy Bodin

 

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