This week we are sharing what we have been reading. That may sound easy to you; however, I guarantee you have never shared reading quite like you will this week. You see, tech savvy generation that you are, it is time to use your expertise with technology to present materials to the class. Here is what you need to do:
1. Select a presentation tool. There are several places to go for creative presentations. I personally use CANVA , mainly because of the unique graphics and infographic feel. I have created a few of these, so ask if you need help.
I also LOVE SMORE. It is very fun to use and has lots of possibilities. I have created three presentations on this site and enjoyed the process for each one. It's user-friendly and applicable to just about any subject. It is probably my favorite if I need to present a lot of information. One caution on this one - it is blocked at school, so you will have to use this site at home. If you select this one, you'll present from my computer. :)
Obviously I can't share every site, so here is a listing of some cool sites. If you have a site idea besides the ones I've listed, by all means share it with me. I'm open to suggestions.
2. Once you have selected a presentation tool, you will create an account on that site. This is YOUR information and in no way related to me or my classroom. It is simply a tool for you to use to create a presentation; therefore, WRITE DOWN YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD.
3. Begin your presentation. Here are the guidelines:
Task 1: Tell your classmates about the book focusing on the jargon needed to discuss the plot, characters, setting, and theme.
Task 2: Recommend your book. This is a great place to give the book a ranking (I prefer the 5-star system, mainly because sites like Goodreads and Amazon use the same system).
Task 3: Critique your book. What did you like about it? What didn't you like about it? Use the jargon necessary to talk about how it is written, the author's craft (sentence structure, vocabulary, etc.)
Task 4: Embed SAT vocabulary. Use your personal categories and appropriately select powerful words to bring your book to life.
Task 5: Share your presentation. Be prepared to present your work. We will link it to your blog; additionally, you will stand in front of the class and share the work this week.
Please comment with the book you're sharing this week and the presentation tool you have selected. Presentations begin Thursday! :) Good luck and have fun.
If you're a teacher-friend reading this, please tell me what book talk sites you use. I love to hear from you!
Kimberly Barrett, NBCT, Bachelor of Arts of English, Murray State University, 1996, Master's Degree in English, MSU, 2004
Blessed to teach since 1996, I spend my days doing exactly what I've always wanted to do . . . TEACH. I'm married to the sweetest man alive, Tim, and we have two beautiful babies, Marlee Rose and Beau Wilson.