Friday, November 25, 2011
Thoughts on Curriculum 21
Upon reading Jacobs' Curriculum 21 I realized there's another layer we should add into this sort of course, and into all of our writing courses--documentaries. I can just imagine our seventh graders writing the script to a documentary about a research topic of their choice. I can hear their well crafted, voice-overs and imagine the time they'd take to select the music to accompany the images. There's so much to teach in this sort of unit of study--as soon as I finish collaborating with my tech integration specialist, I'm on to my media literacy specialist to help me plan a documentary-writing unit for middle school students.
Then what? VODcasts, leaving comments on authors' blogs, multi-school poetry slam via skype...