I don't know if I have told you this, but I am currently writing the reading and writing curriculum for the 5th grade teachers in my school district.
Your first thought is probably, "Wow, that is so cool!"
And it is...
It can also be quite frustrating and stressful.
Are you a 5th grade teacher??
Do you use multimedia presentations in your classroom??
If so, I would LUUUVVVE to hear from you about
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
CCR: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Here is the standard vertically:
At first, we were thinking multimedia meant movies.
With Common Core 5th grade??
So we decided to look up multimedia.
"As the name implies, multimedia is the integration of multiple forms of media. This includes text, graphics, audio, video, etc."
Our reading and writing units of study are closely linked together. In writing, the standard is narratives.
We want to do something more than just write a personal narrative or a memoir.
So after listening to Matt Glover present on writing workshop tonight he mentioned something that was completely unknown to me.
Photo Essays... Have you heard of this? Have you used this?
I understand what they are, I guess. Lol
This is a definition I found from Digital Photography School website.
A photo essay is very simply a collection of images that are placed in a specific order to tell the progression of events, emotions, and concepts.
Since we are working with literature in reading, we were thinking we could make the writing fictional photo essays, but we are having a difficult time find samples.
And Matt Glover is all about the "Stacks" to create a vision for the students to write.
There is just a lot of unknown...
Have you taught this standard yet?
Have any suggestions for me?
I would love to hear what you all are doing with this.Thank you :)