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Keywords: Script Writing, Skit performance, videotaping, computer skills, reading
Subject(s): Video, Technology, Writing, Reading, Spelling, Grammar, Drama
Grades 3 through 4
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
View Full Text of Standards
School: Mascotte Elementary School, Mascotte, FL
Planned By: Jo Lisa Byers
Original Author: Jo Lisa Byers, Mascotte
OBJECTIVES:
• Utilize knowledge of the pronunciation of root words and other morphemes (e.g., prefixes, suffixes, derivational endings) to decode words.
• Categorize key vocabulary and identify salient features.
• Identify a text's features (e.g., title, subheadings, captions, illustrations), use them to make and confirm predictions, and establish a purpose for reading.
• Identify cause-and-effect relationships in text.
• Identify an authors theme, and use details from the text to explain how the author developed that theme.
• Respond to, discuss, and reflect on various literary selections (e.g., poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction), connecting text to self (personal connection), text to world (social connection), text to text (comparison among multiple texts).
• Organize information to show an understanding of main ideas within a text through charting, mapping, or summarizing.
• Plan, organize, and give an oral presentation and use appropriate voice, eye, and body movements for the topic, audience, and occasion.
• Uses and organizes two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, techniques, tools, and processes to produce works of art that are derived from personal experience, observation, or imagination.
• Uses control in handling tools and materials in a safe and responsible manner.
• Uses good craftsmanship in a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media.
• Understands what makes different art media, techniques, and processes effective or ineffective in communicating various ideas.

MATERIALS NEEDED:
 Strega Nona
 Flip Videos
 DVDs
 Graphic Organizers
 Socratic Questioning Cards
 Writing Folder
This will be a 1 to 2 week lesson plan (First week reading and discussion with graphic organizers. Second week writing the next chapter and performance of skit for video).
Day 1:
1. Teacher will read aloud “Strega Nona” while the students follow along. The teacher will ask H.O.T. questions and the students will make notes in their writing folder.
2. The students will make predictions and make connections text-to-self, text-to-world, text-to-text.
Day 2:
1. Teacher will complete the read aloud of “Strega Nona” asking H.O.T. questions and the students will make notes in their writing folder.
2. The students will work in groups to complete a SWBS graphic organizer (Attachment No. 1).
Day 3
1. The students will participate in a Socratic round table. (The teacher is the facilitator and will use questions below (see attachment 2) to facilitate the discussion but the students should take over with their talking asking questions based on answers, piggybacking etc.) This may take some time to get used to but the students will tend to participate and actively join in. There are ground rules: Be respectful of each other. Do not talk over each other. No remarks that tend to hurt others.
Day 4
1. The students work in groups to start writing the next book of “Strega Nona” by brainstorming within their groups.
2. The students will write a cartoon of it in their writing folders.
Day 5
1. The students will write a script for a skit depicting the next book of “Strega Nona”.
2. The students will correct their script using appropriate punctuation and paragraphing.
Week 2
Day 1 – Each group will write their script making sure that they are true to the story line. Each group will have a conference with the teacher to make sure they are staying on track.
Day 2 – Each group will practice their scripts and make props for their skit.
Day 3 – Continue making props and practicing.
Day 4 – Videotaping starts.
Day 5 – The students will learn to import their video into moviemaker and make a DVD of their skit.
ASSESSMENT:
1. The written and videotaped skit will be turned in for a grade as a group.
2. Participation in the Socratic Round table will be graded (students must talk at least 3 times but no more than 6, give each student 3 markers and when their markers are gone they have met the requirement).
3. The graphic organizer must be complete.
DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION:
1. Students will be placed in groups using cooperative grouping. The students will be placed so they can help each other in reading and comprehension.
2. The teacher will work in small groups with each group to ensure all students are learning and understanding the processes as well as assessing comprehension.
DOCUMENTATION:
One written skit with video will be submitted to Digital Wish with lesson plans and a teacher reflection of the lesson.

Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Will use this for math as the spaghetti multiplies.
Follow-Up
Students will then create their own personal narrative in writing and write a script to be video taped. Also the students will be allowed to write a commercial for the school PBS (Positive Behavior Support) which will be videotaped for the school.
Materials: Flip Video, CDs and DVDs, Video Tools, Integrating Technology
Other Items: 10 Flip Videos, $149.99 each, total of $1499.90