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Where I'm From, inspired by George Ella Lyon

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Maria Theissen

on 12 February 2011

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Transcript of Where I'm From, inspired by George Ella Lyon

Where I'm From
George El a Lyon
http://www.georgeellalyon.com/where.html today we will
weave some of our
threads into poems. rationale:
build community.
initiate courageous conversations.
meet state standards.
MN grade 3 ela standards met by this lesson:
Students will write in a variety of modes to express meaning, including poetic writing.
students will Give oral presentations (voicethread) to different audiences for different purposes.
students will Use, print, pictures, audio and video to express ideas and knowledge.

giving voice to the threads that comprise
the fabric of our lives we are all individuals.
we have unique perspectives
and experience life differently.

we are the only ones who can tell our stories. here are some examples:
ayden your task, here and now:
tape the template into your writer's notebook on the next clean page.

add "Where i'm from" to your notebook's table of contents.

go back and examine the template.

talk with a neighbor as you think about how you would answer the question.

on the page opposite the template, begin weaving your threads.
inspired by the poetry of george ella lyon
prezi-fied by m. theissen

target audience: grades 1 and above play with voicethread at home:

go to http://www.voicethread.com.

sign up as an educator.

explore the software and hone your skills.

if you're interested, invest 9 minutes in this video. no really, she will be. http://voicethread.com/share/1251323/ room 213 http://voicethread.com/share/1381001/ Here's a poem template
that you can use with your
(depending on where they're at,
you might want to modify the prompts.)
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