Multigenre Research Unit Teacher Calendar

Week 1 Calendar Monday *Full Lesson Plan Available Due: --• • • What drives inquiry? Play Clue, Jeopardy, Headbandz Have students take a survey to highlight topics of interest Have students begin thinking of a topic Tuesday *Full Lesson Plan Available Due: --• • Explain the research unit Talk about research elements -Where to find sources, reliable sources, citations, etc. Explain Research Journals (give assignment description) Brainstorm topics as a class Wednesday Due: --• • Finish conversation about research from Tuesday Begin research in the library Thursday Due: Research Topic Proposal • Research in the library Friday *Full Lesson Plan Available Due: Research Journal • • • • Rank topics to create groups Romano quote on different genres Genres: Newspaper, Newscast Check Research Journals

SWABT: • Engage in critical thinking about the topic of inquiry in their journal writing. • Brainstorm why people ask questions and engage in inquiry. • Understand the role of questions in the game they play and how it relates to the information they receive. • Compare and contrast the different types of questions and how they aid in inquiry.

SWBAT: • Begin to research their topic • Use library time effectively • Experiment with different types of sources Homework: Research topic proposal

SWBAT: • Use library time to research effectively • Research using a variety of sources *Make a list of all topics – to be ranked on Friday Homework: Research topic and prepare Research Journal

SWABT: • Understand the goals and requirements of the research unit and genre portfolio. • Transfer their knowledge about asking questions from day one to the discussion on research. • Comprehend the basic ideas of the research process. • Choose a meaningful topic for

SWBAT: • Reflect upon their interests in order to rank other topics in order of interest. • Understand how the elements of Form = Audience + Purpose inform and interact with each other. • Apply their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view a newspaper. • Transfer their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view a newscast. Homework: Research topic

Multigenre Research Unit Teacher Calendar

Reflect upon interests in their lives through the Interest Survey.

research. Homework: Think about research topic

Homework: Begin thinking about research topic

Multigenre Research Unit Teacher Calendar
Week 2 Calendar Monday Due: --• • Genre: Podcasts, Radio What role does music play in these genres? Tuesday Due: --• Genre: Websites, Online profiles, Blogs CRAP (contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity) Wednesday Due: Storyboard draft • • • Genre: Movie Explain imovie Give presentation groups Thursday Due: Research Journal • • • Genre: Movie Work with imovie Check Research Journals Friday Due: Draft of one tech genre • • • Genre: Movie, Website, Podcast Research in the library Finish draft of one tech genre piece

SWBAT: • Apply their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view podcasts. • Transfer their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view a radio program. • Specifically critique the use of music in podcasts and radio programs. Homework: Research topic and portfolio

SWBAT: • Apply their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view websites. • Transfer their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view online profiles. • Transfer their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view blogs. • Apply the concept of CRAP to visual media. Homework: Research topic , portfolio, and draft a story board for the topic thus far

SWBAT: • Transfer their knowledge of storyboards and outlines to creating movies • Learn how add new frames, transitions, music, and text to the moive Homework: Research topic, portfolio, and prepare Research Journal

SWBAT: • Use iMovie to adapt their written storyboards • Understand how to portray a desired concept through visual slides and music • Use a mixture of visual representations and text to convey a theme Homework: Research topic, portfolio, and draft of one tech genre

SWBAT: • Create a draft of either an iMovie, website, or podcast • Apply their knowledge of F = A + P to critically compose their technological genre • Use library time to research effectively • Research using a variety of sources Homework: Research topic and portfolio

Multigenre Research Unit Teacher Calendar
Week 3 Calendar Monday Due: --• Genre: Photography Revisit other genres covered last week focusing on the role of pictures/photograph s Tuesday Due: Research Journal • • Genre: Advertisements, Propaganda Check Research Journals Wednesday Due: --• Genre: Art, Sculpture Thursday Due: --• Research in library Friday Due: Research Journal


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SWBAT: • Apply their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view a photograph. • Apply their knowledge of F = A + P to analyze the effect of photographs in technological genres Homework: Research topic, portfolio, and prepare Research Journal

SWBAT: • Apply their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view advertisements. • Transfer their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view propaganda. • Apply their knowledge of F = A + P to analyze the effect of photographs in advertisements and propaganda Homework: Research topic and portfolio

SWBAT: • Apply their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view painting and/or drawings. • Transfer their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view sculptures Homework: Research topic and portfolio

SWBAT: • Use library time to research effectively • Research using a variety of sources • Work on different genres for the genre portfolio Homework: Research topic, portfolio and prepare Research Journal

Genre: Journal/diary writing Focus on taking perspectives Check Research Journals

SWBAT: • Apply their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view a journal. • Interpret and analyze a diary from the perspective of the author Homework: Research topic, portfolio, and draft of one visual component

Multigenre Research Unit Teacher Calendar
Week 4 Calendar Monday Due: Draft of one visual component • • Genre: Poetry, Songs/Lyrics, Music Check draft Tuesday Due: --• • Work with stations Genre: Recipes, Wanted Poster, Movie Poster, Movie Trailer, Children’s Novel, Soundtrack Wednesday Due: Research Journal • • • • Research in library Work Day Revisit the idea of Forum = Audience + Purpose Check Research Journal Thursday Due: --• Work Day Friday Due: Portfolio, Research Journal, Presentation, Reflection, and Self Assessment • • Presentation Self Assessment

SWBAT: • Apply their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view poetry. • Transfer their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view a song (with lyrics and music). Homework: Research topic and portfolio

SWBAT: • Apply their knowledge of F = A + P to critically view recipes, wanted posters, movie posters, movie trailers, children’s novels, and soundtracks • Report their findings to the class in a discussion • Determine which genre was most effective (based on F = A + P) Homework: Research topic, portfolio, and prepare Research Journals

SWBAT: • Use library time to research effectively • Research using a variety of sources • Work on different genres for the genre portfolio • Explain the components of F = A + P in relation to all genres presented Homework: Research topic, portfolio

SWBAT: • Research using a variety of sources • Work on different genres for the genre portfolio • Use the time provided to complete the materials due on Day 20 • Prepare for a presentation of their portfolio Homework: Finish portfolio, finish Research Journal, reflection, and prepare informal presentation

SWBAT: • Present their portfolio to two or three of their peers • Evaluate the portfolios of two or three of their peers • Assess their portfolio • Assess the research process • Reflect upon the research process Homework: ---