The following links are a part of a presentation that I put together for the LCEEQ conference. For those who attended the presentation, I have typed up all the work done in the workshop and posted it as a word document.
Novels are an exciting way to capture a student's attention and to develop their reading ability. "Beyond Survival" explores the transformation of a novel study unit based on Gary Paulsen's Hatchet into an engaging, technology-infused unit about survival. The goal of the presentation is to demonstrate how teachers can shift the student's reading role from passive observer to engaged participant. The presentation will highlight a number of technology tools that teachers can use to get their students to engage with a novel.
Beyond Survival Group Work (.doc)
Curriculum connections (.doc)
How-to ideas (.doc)
Film in the classroom (blog post)
Survival GameLink for scenario used in presentation
Smartbook activity (.notebook)
Hatchet vocabulary crossword (.doc)
Hatchet vocabulary test (.doc)
Hatchet Multiple Choice Test (.doc)
Test Answers (.doc)
Other Projects & Tools
Shakespeare 2.0 (blog post)
Word Clouds (blog post)
Teaching the igeneration magazine (Digital: Free; Print: $3.95)