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The Amazing Maurice and His

Educated Rodents
Assessment Task: Objective
Students write a persuasive speech
adopting and defending a point of view
with reason, ethics and emotions.

Learning Outcomes
My

writing is imaginative
I use a variety of speech conventions
I establish a point of view and I sustain
it throughout the speech
I can change my formality and stylistic
devises to suit my audience and purpose

Activity: Pre-assess current knowledge on rhetorical


devises
THE STUDENTS WERE ASKED
TO DOWNLOAD A QR CODE
READER & CAPTURE THE
IMAGE

ONCE CAPTURED THE STUDENTS


WERE ASKED TO COLLABORATE
AND ADD WHAT THEY THOUGHT
MADE A GOOD SPEECH

The students were asked to build their wall with statements


about what they thought made a good speech

At the beginning some


added graffiti

As time went on and the


class rules were reinforced
a wall of statements began
to form

The students then watched a clip of a 14 year old


giving a speech and they were asked to further add
things that they thought made a good speech.
ADDING THE EVIDENCE TO HELP
THEM WRITE A GOOD SPEECH

WATCHING A CLIP OF A
SPEECH

Summary of weaknesses and


strengths

Weaknesses

Strengths

Students had never used


technology in this way in a
classroom setting before

They enjoyed moving about

They liked seeing their work


and others seeing it

As the wall was scaffolded in


real time and could be seen
by everyone it helped support
the weaker and EAL students

Students initially
graffitied on the wall
Some students
moved others writing
Some were slow to
capture the QR code

Reflections
I felt overall the lesson was a success, as all the students quickly bought into the
lesson and it was inclusive. The students whom found handwriting difficult were
able to type and the wall highlighted misspelled words, allowing them to
change it.
This was the first time that they had used technology in this way before and
therefore some students exploited the opportunity by graffiting in the initial
stages but having asked them to add their name, helped to reduce this quickly.
As the activity was multisensory and collaborative I felt that they participated
more, partly also due to the accountability with their peers as they all could see
each persons contribution and as I read them out I also offered praise of
encouragement.
In the future I would change the location of the QR code (not on a Ppt), as some
students were slow to capture it and I had to wait to see the statements which
allowed some students to be unchecked for a short time and they wrote graffiti.
Also, some students wrote more than others causing others work to be over
lapped. To minimise this next time I would give them all a word length

Future Improvements
IN THE FUTURE I WOULD LIKE TO EXPLORE HOW SNAPCHAT OR PERISCOPE
COULD BE BUILT INTO THE LESSON TO HELP EXPAND & ENHANCE LEARNING