Here is a list of questions you should answer and vocalize during your formal presentation:
- What is your topic (define it)? Why did your group choose to study this topic?
- How did you conduct research? Why did you go to find information about your topic?
- What are the problems associated with your topic? What is the evidence of these problems?
- What is your stance on the problems (your position)? How do your creative arguments represent this position?
- What is your proposed solution? How does this solution represent empathy? How does it represent your audience/community? Why do you believe this solution would be beneficial?
- Why should we be concerned? How can we take action?
The time has come to reflect upon the reading you encountered during your first year of high school. To do so, consider the various types of reading you experienced over the past semester. As always, there are some questions below to help inspire your writing; however, you are not required to answer any or all of the questions listed. Instead, write with insight and intent about who you are as reader. Write about your weaknesses and strengths. Write about your failures and achievements. Write about your future goals.
The only thing you are required to address in your reflection is the year-long goal created in your Reader’s Profile. Consider how you have worked to satisfy this goal. Consider what you need to do to continue working towards the completion of the goal.
After you have completed your reflection, you need to submit your reflection as a comment to your My Freshman Reader’s Profile sub-page.
- What was your favorite book to read this semester? What did you like about it?
- What was your favorite types of reading? Why?
- What readings did you find more challenging or difficult? Why?
- Did you try reading new genres this semester? What or who encouraged you to try something new? What did you think of this new reading?
- Looking back, if you could change some aspect of who you are as a reader what would it be and why?
- Did you spend more time reading during class or outside of school? Why? Do you anticipate this to change during second semester?
- Did your passion (or lack thereof) for reading change throughout the semester? Why?
- How did Book Club go for your group? Why?
- Define reading as a social interaction. How do these interactions differ between the physical and the digital world?
Today you will begin construction of your formal digital presentation in the form of a Glog. A Glog is a digital poster that can connect to various digital forums (i.e. Google Drive, Prezi, YouTube, etc.). As always, all images and text found on these Glogs must be created by you, not Google Image or any other entity. The following components must be present on your Glog:
- Title: Create a formal title for your presentation. Your title should have your topic within it as well as some type of indication of what your project is about.
- Introduction: You must provide your audience with a brief textual and visual introduction to the topic that you have studied these past weeks, this should include your personal connection to the topic.
- Hyperlinks: Your Glogster must contain hyperlinks to your formal definition, annotated bibliography, proposed solution and your final reflection.
- Infographics/Creative Arguments: Both infographics must be visually present on the Glogster, these can’t be hyperlinked. Creative arguments must also be visually present. If you need to go to the actual infographic website to interact with the infograph, just hyperlink the image. If you constructed some written for your argument (i.e. a newspaper article), you must construct an image that can be used to both represent the argument and hyperlink to the written document if necessary (although you want to avoid this as it distracts from the digital presentation).
- Solution: You must construct an image that represents your group’s proposed solution to the topic’s problem. You will then hyperlink your formal solution to this image.
- Symbolism: Overall, the Glogster needs to represent our local community. Your group needs to decide which community that may be (examples: high school community, female student, fine arts students, etc.).