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Author Wolpert-Gawron, Heather, author.

Title DIY project-based learning for ELA and history / by Heather Wolpert-Gawron
Published New York : Routledge, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series An eye on education book
Eye on Education book.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Meet the Author; Foreword; Introduction; Project Based Learning, the Common Core, and the 4Cs; Experts Weigh In; The Relationship between PBL and Teaching Writing; How to Create Your Own PBL Unit Focusing on ELA and/or History; How This Book Is Different from Other PBL Books; Part I: PBL Units; 1 The Superhero Unit: A unit based on superhero science, science-fiction narratives, and advocacy writing, culminating in an issues-based presentation to the "United Nations"; Overview; Step-by-Step Lessons; ELA First Quarter Checklist: Narrative
4 The Career Quest Unit: A unit based on persuasive cover letters, developing resumes, interview skills, culminating in a school-wide Career Day eventOverview; Step-by-Step Lessons; Student Exemplars; 5 The Grit and Motivation Unit: A unit based on vital academic life skills and persuasive letter writing; Overview; Step-by-Step Lessons; Student Exemplars; 6 The Teach Them to Be Teachers Unit: A unit based on the highest level of communication of all ... the ability to teach; Overview; Step-by-Step Lessons; Student Exemplars; Part II: Mix And Match Lessons; Bulwer-Lytton Contest Assignment
ELA Second Quarter Checklist: AdvocacyStudent Exemplars; 2 The Living Museum Unit: A unit based on role-play, historical perspectives, and informational writing culminating in a student-created living museum; Overview; Step-by-Step Lessons; Student Exemplars; 3 The Movie Critic Unit: A unit based on literary analysis, biography, and film appreciation culminating in a persuasive argument and student-taught lesson; Overview; Step-by-Step Lessons; Student Exemplars
Hooks for Essays or How to Get a Reader's AttentionNarrative Outline; Character Traits Chart; Google Advanced Search; Six Steps of Being an Internet Detective; How to Write a Newspaper Article; The Problem Statement; Writing with Numeracy Lesson; Collaboration Constitution Assignment; Online Ethics and Copyright Activity; Understanding Infographics Lesson; Executive Summary Outline; Norms for Backchanneling and Using Twitter; Internet Literacy: Verifying the Evidence Lesson; Cornell Notes; Literary Analysis Outline; Oral Presentation Rubric; Cover Letter Outline; How to Conduct an Interview
QRF (Question-Response Format)Oral Conference Feedback Sheet; Norms for Video Conferencing; Developing a Student-Created Assessment; How to Annotate Text; Visual Presentation (PowerPoint) Guidelines; Advocacy/Argument Outline; References
Summary Are you interested in using Project Based Learning to revamp your lessons, but aren't sure how to get started? In DIY Project Based Learning in ELA and History, award-winning teacher and Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron makes it fun and easy! Project Based Learning encourages students and teachers alike to abandon their dusty textbooks, and instead embrace a form of curriculum design focused on student engagement, innovation, and creative problem-solving. A leading name in this field, Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares some of her most popular units for ELA and Social Studies in this excitin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Active learning.
History -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
Language arts (Middle school)
Project method in teaching.
Active learning.
EDUCATION -- Experimental Methods.
EDUCATION -- Teaching Methods & Materials -- General.
History -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
Language arts (Middle school)
Project method in teaching.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315709589