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medium.com; explore on-line writing and publish student writing on-line.

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Julia MacRae - 3 years ago
Description
Move on from the dusty text books of classic essa…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Julia MacRae - 3 years ago
Description
Move on from the dusty text books of classic essays in your bookroom and inspire your students with essays and creative writing published TODAY. In this series of lessons we use the website medium.com to access a wide variety of texts published on line. Students, read, share with a partner, analyse, present, and subsequently write a piece of their choice which they publish either publicly or unlisted. It offers students an opportunity to see how writers are publishing on line, the incredible range of topics that are being explored, and to see themselves as consumers of current writing and as writers themselves.
Subject
English Language Arts
Technology
Applied Skills
Keywords
on line reading
analysis of essays
peer editing
open topic
composition skills
new media
digital citizenship
URLs
https://medium.com/
Learning Standards
ELA 10-12 Composition: Comprehend and connect reading - for enjoyment and to achieve personal goals; Recognize and appreciate how various forms, structures, and features of texts reflect a variety of purposes, audiences and messages; Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within between and beyond texts; Recognize how language constructs personal social and cultural identity; Evaluate how literary elements, techniques and devices enhance and shape meaning and impact; Recognize an increasing range of text structures and how they contribute to meaning. Create and communicate (writing, speaking, and representing) - Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary, imaginative, and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences; Reflect on, assess, and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness and impact according to purpose, audience and message; Transform ideas and information to create original texts, using new or unfamiliar genres, forms, structures and styles. ELA New Media 10-12 - Recognize the complexities of digital citizenship; Evaluate how literary elements as well as specific new media techniques and devices enhance and shape meaning and impact.
Duration
At least 2 class blocks
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 22, 2016