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Students as Teachers

January 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

Next week my students will select a story from a list that I have prepared for them and present it to their classmates.  They must follow a set list of requirements to receive credit for the assignment.Short Story Setup

  • They must first set up another blog or wiki that is designed around your chosen story.
  • During Reading they will work in Literature Circles
  1. these literature circles are the groups that they will be working in for the story presentations.
  2. each member has an important role to play.
  3. in these literature circles they must identify: words of interest, story summary, pictorial representations of the story, quotes of interest and a final product that will be unveiled during the group’s presentation.
  • On their presentation day: I will present class with a PreReading survey. The group will then present the Quickwrite writing topic. Students will need to post a response onto the blogpage or wikipage created for this purpose.
  • The group will read the story for the class or play a podcast reading of it.
  • Comprehension questions will be answered as we read through the story
  • Final Reflection topic will be posted for comments and the groups will share with the class the opinions gathered from the pre-reading survey.
  • Comprehension Quiz and Writing Assignment – because they are the teacher, they will create the test. We will go over the test and then I will have it run off for presentation day.
  • I would then like the class to take part in class discussions about impressions of the book and the experience.


Wish us luck.  This will be the first time that I have totally relinquished control for several weeks. 

Any suggestions?  Any tips?  Any warnings?


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