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Itís My Life: Multimodal Autobiography Project

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Itís My Life: Multimodal Autobiography Project

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Nine 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Rachel Richardson Vaessler

Monroe, Louisiana

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   5 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Songs of Our Lives: Using Lyrics to Write Stories

Students learn about the life and music of John Lennon, write a short story from their lives integrating lyrics from some of their favorite songs, and create a class book of stories.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Stapleless Book

The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Bringing Lessons to Life with Animoto

Using Animoto, a free Web 2.0 tool, students can develop short digital videos that include music, photos, video clips, and text as well as share their creations electronically.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teaching with Zooming Slideshows through Prezi

Through Prezi, a web application, students create "zooming" presentations for various purposes, such as presenting research, defending an opinion, or sharing a digital story.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teaching With Multiple Modalities

In this Strategy Guide, youíll see how one lesson utilizes tiered texts and multiple modalities in order to meet the learning style needs of students.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students

This book isnít about technology. Itís about the teaching practices that technology enables. This book addresses the ways in which teachers and students work together to navigate continuous change and what it means to read, write, view, listen, and communicate in the twenty-first century.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Soundtrack for My Life

In this project, teens create autobiographies, adding music selections to their life stories.

 

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PODCAST EPISODES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Life Stories

Life stories are books that trace defining moments and turning points in peopleís lives. By exploring how individuals overcome obstacles and discover their passions Ė or fall prey to mistakes and inner demons Ė life stories illustrate how human beings navigate the complexities of living. Tune in to hear about a variety of life stories Ė some that celebrate lives of success, others that mourn lives tragically lost or wasted.

 

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