Essential question 12 #diffimooc

How will I demonstrate impact on student learning as a result of my differentiated lesson?

I see on the instructions that the learning impact does not have to be with a pre/post test and I would like to do something where I compare an old writing sample to the one generated with this assignment. I just don’t know, yet, how I will portray this using a graph.

My lesson plan is finished:

Differentiated product using technology
Lesson Plan
AK Standard:
Grade 5 Reading standards
Standard 7. Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or personal appeal of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
Standard 9. Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and plot development.
Grade 5 writing standards
Standard  1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with fact- or text- based reasons and information.
a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
b. Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
c. Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically, most of all).
d. Provide a concluding statement or section that reinforces or restates the opinion presented.
Goal: Read two pieces about a single topic that include a visual element each; write a comparison of the two pieces using a blogging format and incorporating the specified elements.
Topic: Reading/Writing/Technology
The students will learn about a self-chosen topic by reading and viewing information from two pieces found online.  They will learn how to write a comparison of the two pieces, incorporating specific elements but allowing for individual choice of delivery.
Computer access
Internet access
Step one:  Introduce the students to the Scribd website. Allow them to explore the different topics and resources available.  Inform them that they will need to decide on a particular topic and read two selections about that topic from Scribd.  The choices are self-directed, but must contain some visual elements as the assignment will be writing a comparison between the two pieces, including the impact of the visual elements on the piece and topic.
(30 minutes of class time – students may continue their searching during other times or as homework)
Step two:  Read/view selected topics and start a blog using WordPress.
(30 minutes of class time – students may continue their searching during other times or as homework)

Step three:  Go over rubric for the assignment, answering any questions that the students have about the different writing requirements.  Emphasize that they can be creative with their blog entries, utilizing written and visual elements, as long as they fulfill all of the assignment criteria.
(self-paced, allowing for working time throughout the school day and homework as needed)

Special note about classroom management and assignment-specific concerns:  This assignment heavily utilizes technology. As a result, before students begin work online we will review proper use of Internet resources including citing, quoting, and plagiarism.  We will also review the need for good judgement when choosing the reading selections and, if there is any doubt about the content, ask the students to consult with the teacher for approval.

Student Assessment (How will you know if the students have met or are in the process of meeting the objective(s)?

In order to assess student learning for this assignment, I will compare a previous writing sample with the writing sample produced for this assignment. 



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