On a side note, I am currently working on a huge unit for a sixth grade common core standard -
"CC.6.R.L.7 - Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text; including contrasting what they 'see' and 'hear' when reading the text to what they perceive when they watch or listen."
That's certainly one mouthful of a standard! I decided we would start working on this using multiple texts dealing with one of my favorites - Winnie the Pooh. Today we thought of our previous experience with Winnie and then read a poem called "Us Too" by AA Milne that is told from Christopher Robin's perspective. Tomorrow we will read a non-fiction article I cobbled together from a few different sources. I'm also working on reading a short story with them, listening to the theme song from the movie, and of course I found some clips from the various TV shows.
One of my goals is to figure out how to put all of this together into an actual, downloadable unit that I can share here, and in my Teachers Notebook store. Is there some kind of trick to sharing SMARTboard lessons? I don't think I can share those through Google Docs - so any advice would be much appreciated.
I am trying to finish teaching this unit in 10 days, so it may be a little while before the product is ready to go...but I am excited. Once we work through Winnie the Pooh, I think I will have them choose a topic on their own and find/read/interact with multiple texts with some sort of finished product.
I hope you all had a great Monday! (Mine was touch and go...I am back to teaching since my student teacher finished takeover and is slowly giving me back my classroom - happy and sad all at the same time.)
Here's a little Pooh-Bear wisdom from me to you: