The Power of Protest (Emaze Presentations)
Brief Description: This project-based learning assignment (PBL) tasked students to analyze the argument of a protest song, and then present that analysis in an Emaze format, as if this presentation were to be viewed by the public at the MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)
The Black Bottle (Short Stories)
Brief Description: This is an intensive, writing program whereby students use professional-level revision techniques as they create
original stories. Every student received the same prompt: the "beginning" of the story. It was up to them on how to continue with the story!
The Unusual Holiday (Digital Brochures)
Brief Description: This is an unusual and clever way to introduce four of the main academic writing structures: Descriptive, Sequential, Comparison, and Cause & Effect. Students must create a brochure on a "fake" holiday and write as if it were real.
"That Is To Say..." (The ABC Book)
Brief Description: I personally hate giving tests for vocabulary! Vocabulary must have context to be meaningful, and to be learnt. "That Is To Say is a remedy for vocabulary without context. For most of the year, students will learn (or be exposed to) 134 vocabulary words. Once exposed, students will create an original childrens' book using 26 of the 134 vocabulary words.