L'Instant du Mentorat
I have always appreciated the structure of the 3-part problem solving lesson, but struggled with the consolidation piece. The importance was always apparent as students would get the opportunity to share the strategies they used, as well as the strategies their peers used to solve the problem. However, I felt that the impact was lacking. Students generally only showed focus when it was their turn…Continue
As a wrap up to our Restaurant Theme students were asked to work in groups of 2-3 and create a commercial in IMovie. Together, we created a success criteria for what we would need to make a great commercial. The students felt we needed to use the characteristics of a persuasive text (statement, arguments and a close) transition words to separate the arguments and make sure to speak clearly. Once finished we had a screening party in which we watched our commercials. We…Continue
Using the restaurant theme I have been able to focus on number of curricular expectations from both the math and language documents.
In terms of language instruction we began to look at how companies used advertisements to persuade the consumer. We examined menus, poster ads and commercials online. We also visited the local Tim Horton’s and Subway restaurants to see what persuasive techniques were being used inside their establishments. During our visit we brought our IPads and took…Continue