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# 306 Final

our final presentation for C&I 306
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## kimberly mathers

on 29 September 2010

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#### Transcript of 306 Final

A Trip To Hawaii
by Rachel, Lori,
Emma and Kimberly What do you think literacy is? We all think literacy is... Involves culture, technology, texting, e-mailing, reading, writing, speech, communication, understanding, comprehension, dance, body language, street smarts, gestures, signs and so many more aspects. Literacy is ever-changing and constantly indicating changes in our society such as technological advances and new learning practices. The purpose of literacy is to understand an intended message or idea and then to build upon your previous knowledge with this new found idea or lesson learned. Literacy is essential to all people because it gives us a chance to gain new knowledge and ultimately achieve our goals. We believe literacy in the classroom
should involve both technology and
show you some ideas
for each classroom Literacy... Mathematics Science Social Sciences Language Arts Reading You can have the students determine
the cost of a trip to Hawaii.

They can conduct the research online.

They can first determine the cost for
one person and then extend the cost to
their entire family. If the plane, hotel, car rental,
and food are given as
the following... Breakfast is provided with the hotel.

Lunch for one week: \$15 per meal 7(\$15)=\$105

Dinner for one week: \$35 per meal 7(\$35)=\$245 For One Person:
\$692 + \$199.59 + 7(\$209) + \$105 + \$245
= \$2,704.59 Example For A Family of 5:

5(\$692) + 7(\$209) + 5(\$105) + 5(\$245) + \$199.59
= \$6,872.59 Further extend this task by then
having students plan fundraisers
they would implement to raise money
for their trip. Connection to Literacy:
Using text as well as the numbers and symbols for math is a kind of literacy. Text is somewhat obvious because it is reading. Symbols and numbers however are also a kind of literacy. If someone cannot read a mathematical expression or equation then they cannot calculate costs for things in their life. Being literate particularly in math therefore also includes being able to understand, interpret, and use numbers and symbols. Is poetry a form of literacy?? Of course! Poetry allows for students to be creative with their words while also giving them an expressive outlet to convey their personal thoughts and the knowledge they have learned. What about Slam Poetry? Slam Poetry: poetry that includes speaking about an important and/or controversial topic with a lot of emotion and conviction behind your words......sometimes viewed as poetry rapping. Slam poetry would be a very fun and creative way for students to perform their poems. It requires a lot of thought while writing the poem, but there is also a dramatic element. Students have to believe in their words in order to be effective slam poets. Let's try a slam poem together about Pearl Harbor! December seventh nineteen forty one
A date which will live in infamy
This is what Franklin said when it was done
In minutes, our country fell to its knees

How could we not have known?
6:05 am
The bombs begin to blow
All knew it was them

Planes marked with red and white
Japanese, Japanese, Japanese
They fought with all their might

Suddenly and deliberately
The Arizona was drowned
As two thousand three hundred and fifty die
A new sense of American pride was found Connection To Literacy:
Video will give visual images which can be yet another form of literacy. The color, light, angle, point of view and many more aspects of an image can be interpreted and “read”. By understanding and incorporating images, text, and/or sound in a video, a message can be interpreted and utilized with a bigger impact than reading may accomplish. You can introduce or enhance a science
topic with a movie. Either showing one

Right when it seems like everything is working out and the family is getting well adjusted to their new life in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor is attacked.

"The dream was over, and the nightmare was about to begin." The Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, and Hawaii is thrown into chaos. Amber says, "My whole world was disintegrating right before my eyes." The American fleet is massively damaged; many service men are dead, wounded, or missing. Even civilians are victims of the attack. Summary How can this novel be used in my classroom? As we previously mentioned, literacy is not just reading and writing. It incoorporates technology also. A great way to use this novel in a classroom to promote literacy would be to use online discussion boards. As we discussed earlier, literacy is not just reading and writing. It incorporates technology also. A great way to teach a novel in a classroom is by using online discussion boards. This will tie in the traditional reading and writing aspects of literacy and also the modern technology aspects. Possible Discussion Questions Possible Discussion Questions Some discussion questions associated with the story "Early Sunday Morning" are:

1. Why did Amber and her family have to move to Hawaii? How does she feel about this move? Why?
2. In her October 27th diary entry, Amber writes that she likes to have "...just one best friend I can depend on." Why does she feel this way? Do you agree?
3. What are Amber's impressions of Hawaii before she moves there? Why does she think going there is "like moving to another planet?"
4. Amber writes a good deal in her diary about how different her mother is from her father. What are some of the ways Mrs. Billows differs from her husband?
5. What is an isolationist? Are Amber's parents isolationists?
6. Why do Lieutenant Lockhart and Mr. Poole argue at Thanksgiving dinner in the Billow's home?
7. Pick one of the following expressions and tell what you think it means:
"Experience is a costly school. But a fool will learn in no other. (p. 74)
"Behold the frog, who when he opens his mouth displays his whole insides." (p. 76)
"There is no prosperity in a family where the hen crows." (p. 63)
8. Why do the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?
9. How do both Amber and Kame's lives change dramatically after the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
10. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." What you think he meant by these words? Using these discussion questions as prompts for students to discuss in online discussion boards would look something like this... How can this technological strategy help further students literacy? • For students who struggle with English (or any language for that matter), reading discussions on a screen rather than hearing them aloud gives students more time to process the information. It is a great way for students to work on learning the language at their own pace rather than being fully submerged in conversational discussion and getting lost.

• Digital discussion boards give students more time to consider their responses which can make them more confident in their answers. This gives them a chance to be more open and less shy in what they write. They will have more opportunities to ask questions or to talk about things and make points they feel are important. Additionally, they can view other students’ ideas and respond even if they might not have in person. As we all know, literacy is more than just reading and writing. Literacy in the Social Sciences can be used to improve children's reading abilities. Students read to learn social studies material by looking at graphs, maps, charts, texts, and narratives. Social Sciences in the Classroom In Conslusion Literacy is a tool that can, and should, be used in every single classroom, no matter the subject. Literacy does not only consist of the reading and writing of text, but also includes all of the lessons and strategies that you have seen today. Whether it is calculating costs, writing a historical letter, performing poems, watching videos, or even talking with classmates online....it is a form of literacy!
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