Name
Legends - a colloborative project
Topic
Story reading and writing
Learning time
4 hours and 55 minutes
Designed time
5 hours and 40 minutes
Size of class
24
Description
Students will be inspired by some legends from the British Isles to develop lots of competeneces and skills working collaboratively on a wide range of activities.
Aims
Students will develop lots of competences and skills working collaboratively.With the aid of various digital tools collaboration will be easier students will be further inspired and will develop their critical thinking and creativity too.
Outcomes
Find out/discover, Select, Draw, Evaluate, Compose
Editor
marva
Webquest - Warm up stage Students will learn a couple of things about the British Isles before they start reading the Legends
90 minutes)
  • Investigate
    30
    groups
    0
    Students will work in groups on a webquest (TEAM UP tool is used for teams formation) .Each group will prepare 6 questions of historical ,geographical and cultural interest about the British Isles to ask the other groups. They will use a padlet and each group will upload their questions. Some internet links will be provided by the teacher.(see the links attached)
  • Collaborate
    35
    groups
    0
    They will also write the answers to their questions but hide them in QR codes( QR code Treasure Hunt ) which they will upload on another padlet. Students will use their mobile phones to read the quodes and match the correct answer to the correct question.
  • Discuss
    15
    class
    0
    Students will share feelings and thoughts about the activity and fill in peer-assessment and self -assessment rubrics.
  • Produce
    10
    group
    0
    A group will get all the information of the webquest and prepare a recording to upload on our English blog to share with the rest of the school community. ( part of the activity will be assigned as homework)
Notes:
Resources linked: 3
Reading the 1st LEGEND: The legend of the Unicorn(English Legend)
70 minutes)
  • Read Watch Listen
    40
    groups
    0
    Students will read the legend and find information about magical creatures and their powers working collaboratively in groups. Magical creatures (photos) and their description along with their magical powers will be uploaded separately on a padlet.
  • Collaborate
    10
    Groups
    0
    Students will work in groups to match the magical creatures to their descriptions and powers (Learningapps. matching activity)
  • Produce
    10
    groups
    0
    Students will describe their own magical creature (each group will write two descriptions) and invite their partners to draw them.(the drawing will take place at home - students whol feel better with drawing can contribute more in the activity)
  • Discuss
    10
    0
    Students will reflect on the activity and aswer a formative self assessment questionnaire.
  • Produce
    0
    Two students will undertake to upload all magical creatures the ones found and the ones created on a virtual 3D museum with artsteps.com
Notes:
Teacher will support and facilitate at any stage.
Resources linked: 0
Reading the 2nd LEGEND: A Royal Secret ( an Irish Legend)
90 minutes)
  • Discuss
    10
    0
    Students will read the legend at home and talk about the importance of keeping secrets in class. They will be invited to answer the question: "Will you be able to keep such an important secret as the one in the story? Why? Why not?
  • Produce
    20
    0
    As the story is based on the importance of secrets students will prepare their own coded secrets using diverse ciphered methods : ROT 1", "Transposition Ciphers" and "Caesar Shift Cipher". Students can invent their own ciphered method too.
  • Collaborate
    25
    groups
    0
    Working in groups they will try to decipher their partners hidden secrets and upload them on a padlet.
  • Discuss
    10
    0
    Time for reflection on the activity through self and peer assessmemt.
  • Produce
    25
    0
    Working in groups students will produce a digital poster with all their creations uploaded.(Glogster or Padlet can be used) and share it with the school community through the English blog.
Notes:
Teacher will be supportive and facilitate the process whenever necessary.
Resources linked: 0
Collaborative writing with Storybird
70 minutes)
  • Collaborate
    40
    groups
    0
    Students working in groups will write their own legends/stories with Storybird.Their stories will include elements of legends such as magical creatures ,secrets, magical powers, for instance.
  • Read Watch Listen
    20
    0
    Students will read the stories of each group and vote the story they like best ( web tool tricider).The winner will get a small treat.
  • Discuss
    10
    0
    Students will complete self and peer formative assessment rubrics/questionnaires.
Notes:
Resources linked: 0
Presenting Greek legends/myths
20 minutes)
  • Collaborate
    0
    Students working in groups will present Greek myths/legends with the help of their Ancient Greek Teacher( collaboration with a colleague at this stage) in any digital form they wish. They can present a scene of Homer's Odyssey ,for instance, in a comic strip.
  • Discuss
    10
    0
    Time for self and peer assessment .Students reflect on their work and talk about difficulties they encountered and how they surpassed them or not.
  • Discuss
    10
    0
    Teacher will evaluate their work providing a formative assessment questionnaire.
  • Produce
    0
    The outcomes of their activities will be uploaded on a digital poster(Glogster, padlet) to be shared with the rest of the school community through the English blog.
Notes:
Resources linked: 0

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