A Week in F7 – Week 8

Latin I

Monday, September 24th, Day 33

  1. Calendar Talk

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Quick Quiz – True or False: “Dragonboy” ending

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. OWI (inanimate object)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

I created a list of predetermined questions to ask to create the character.  As we developed details of the story, I answered the questions in writing on the board.  This helped guide the discussion, and helped slow down the conversation, and allow processing time.

  1. Write and Discuss

Prep Time: 0 minutes

               Prep Time: 20 minutes

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25th, Day 34

  1. PictureTalk: Review the Character using the artist’s picture.

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Student Interview

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Interview Quiz

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. OWI story

This week, I decided (based on the types of characters that the students created), to create a plot in which the main character is kidnapped and has to escape somehow.

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Write and Discuss (3 sentences) – Time permitting

Prep Time: 0 minutes

Total Prep Time: 0 minutes

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26th, Day 35

  1. Calendar Talk

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. OWI-based Picture Talk

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  1. OWI Story: complete the plot

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Write and Discuss

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Instant Replay

re-enactment of the OWI story with student actors

Prep Time: 0 minutes

               Total Prep Time: 10 minutes

 

Thursday, Sept. 27th, Day 36

  1. Calendar Talk

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Dictatio (short)/Short Translation Assessment

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  1. Character Picture Talk

based on the artist’s pictures of the student-created OWI for earlier in the week.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  1. Quizlet Live (class stories)

Prep Time: 10 minutes per class

  1. Alea Iacta Est Game (Time permitting)

Prep Time: 0 minutes

Total Prep time: 50 minutes

 

Friday, Sept. 28th, Day 37

  1. introduce the student-illustrated reader templates, and who to create them.
  2. Read and Draw – student-illustrated readers, based on Mike Peto’s cartoon template.

draw and color random pages to put together into booklets.

students who get done early can start illustrating other classes’ stories, earlier class stories, movie talk scripts, etc./designing a cover on card stock, etc.

collect students work and begin to compile them into booklets (FVR with these stories will commence after the break (3 days per week)

have all previously written stories ready, as well as cardstock (for covers), colored pencils (interiors) and markers (for covers).  invest in some pencil sharpeners.

Prep Time: about 20 minutes per class (spread out over the week.  After I finished typing up the stories, I formatted them for illustration).

NOTE: This activity was more prep intensive that usual, but hopefully at the end I will have short, student-illustrated readers based on the class story that I can use for Kindergarten Day/and or Storytelling.  Hopefully the student-created content will be a way to hook student interest and investment in the story.

  1. Reverse Pictionary (Time permitting)

Prep Time: 0 minutes

Total Prep Time: about 1 hour and 20 minutes

Reflection: Creating the booklets worked well in some classes but not in others.  I think future, I think that I will only have students create four pictures instead of eight.  Also, some of the stories ended up having too many new words which added to some confusion when students were drawing them.  I’m going to hold on to these for later reading (in a few weeks they should be more comprehensible).  They really were more invested in the pictures when (a) they knew that other students were going to read their work, and (b) they were able to add color to the pictures.  In a couple of weeks, I’ll try another ask-a-story, and when we create the booklets again, I’ll assign fewer panels to each student.

Also, I can use one class’ pictures to narrate their unique story to the other classes. Storytelling is an activity that I definitely need to add more of to my classes.

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