in Teacher Planning
Ask: What do I want my students to focus on? What specific
literary elements am I interested in teaching? What re-reading will
they need to do?
Planning for Teaching
Ask: How can I guide students through the process? What
steps are most valuable to complete this project? What materials
will students need? How can I demonstrate the process? Do I need
to create a sample or do I have a similar project I can show?
Setting a Time Frame
Ask: How much time do I need to explain and demonstrate?
How much time do students need to complete each component of the
project: drafting, discussing, creating, revising, producing?
Presenting the Projects
Ask: What audiences might be interested in seeing and hearing
about the extension projects? How can I help students plan these
presentations? What information do they need to include in their
presentations? How do I keep presentations lively, fun, and celebratory?
and Evaluating the Projects
Ask: What do I value about the extension projects? What
criteria should we use in our evaluations? How do I involve students
in setting the criteria? How to I develop a form or checklist that
identifies what should be evaluated? How do I include students in
self-reflection? How can I involve students in providing evaluative
feedback to each other?
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