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    On With the Show

    • Grade 5
    • Language Arts
    Elm Street Elementary School
    256 Elm Street, Summerside, PE, C1N 3V5
    Telephone: 888-8490
    Fax: 888-8307
    Website:

    Teachers:
    Wendy Doucette, Teacher-Librarian (doucettw@elmstreet.edu.pe.ca)
    Jerry McAulay, Grade 5 Teacher (mcaulayj@elmstreet.edu.pe.ca)
    Carolyn Rowe-Turner, Grade 4/5 teacher (turnrow@elmstreet.edu.pe.ca)


    Project Outline

    Accompanying Documents
    (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] Format)

  • Activity One: Entertainers
  • Activity Two: Art Critique
  • Activity Three: Drama
  • Activity Four: Artist
  • Activity Five: Art Work Database
  • Activity Six: Musical Instrument Spreadsheet

    Introduction
    (Curriculum Context - Background Information)

    This unit was designed to integrate the use of information technology into the Connections (language arts program) thematic unit, "On With the Show." There are many other approaches to this rich unit, including drama and art. The use of computer technologies was appropriate here since the school's new computer lab adjoins the school library and this was an excellent opportunity to emphasize electronic learning resources in this resource-based learning activity.


    General Goals
    (Why are we doing this?)

    Through a collaborative program planning approach, these educators decided to provide their students with a variety of ways to use their computer skills and achieve important outcomes for information literacy through a resource-based learning approach. Six different learning centres were developed and cooperatively implemented; the assessment of students' achievement was also shared by the teaching partners.

    This activity involved two classes: one English and one French Immersion class. This was an excellent opportunity (because of similar curricular needs) for the two groups to work together.


    Student Learning Outcomes
    (Knowledge, Skills, Strategies and Attitudes from the Atlantic [APEF] Curriculum)

    Planning Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO E (Reading/Viewing)
    interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies

  • answer, with decreasing assistance, their own questions and those of others by selecting relevant information from a variety of texts
    -- respond to personal, group, and instructional needs for information through accessing a variety of texts
    -- demonstrate an understanding of how classification systems and basic reference materials are used to facilitate research (1)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO H (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination

  • use a range of strategies in writing and other ways of representing to
    -- frame questions and answers to those questions
    -- generate topics of personal interest and importance
    -- record, develop, and reflect on ideas, attitudes, and opinions
    -- compare their own thoughts and beliefs to those of others
    -- describe feelings, reactions, values, and attitudes
    -- record and reflect on experiences and their response to them
    -- formulate and monitor goals for learning
    -- practice and extend strategies for monitoring learning (1)
  • Gathering Information Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO E (Reading/Viewing)
    interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies

  • answer, with decreasing assistance, their own questions and those of others by selecting relevant information from a variety of texts
    -- respond to personal, group, and instructional needs for information through accessing a variety of texts
    -- demonstrate an understanding of how classification systems and basic reference materials are used to facilitate research
    -- use a range of reference texts and a database or an electronic search to aid in the selection of texts
    -- increase their abilities to access and assess information in response to their own questions and other's questions (1)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO F (Reading/Viewing)
    respond personally to a range of texts

  • describe, share, and discuss their personal reactions to a range of texts across genres, topic, and subjects (1)
  • support their opinions about texts and features of types of texts (2)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO G (Reading/Viewing)
    respond critically to a range of texts, applying their knowledge of language, form, and genre

  • use their background knowledge to question and analyse information presented in print and visual texts (1)
  • recognize how conventions and characteristics of different types of print and media texts help them understand what they read and view (2)
  • respond critically to texts by
    -- applying strategies to analyse a text
    -- demonstrate growing awareness that all texts reflect a purpose and a point of view
    -- identify instances where language is being used to manipulate, persuade, or control them
    -- identify instances of opinion, prejudice, bias, and stereotyping (3)
  • Interacting With Information Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO E (Reading/Viewing)
    interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies

  • answer, with decreasing assistance, their own questions and those of others by selecting relevant information from a variety of texts
    -- respond to personal, group, and instructional needs for information through accessing a variety of texts
    -- demonstrate an understanding of how classification systems and basic reference materials are used to facilitate research
    -- use a range of reference texts and a database or an electronic search to aid in the selection of texts
    -- increase their abilities to access and assess information in response to their own questions and other's questions (1)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO F (Reading/Viewing)
    respond personally to a range of texts

  • describe, share, and discuss their personal reactions to a range of texts across genres, topic, and subjects (1)
  • support their opinions about texts and features of types of texts (2)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO G (Reading/Viewing)
    respond critically to a range of texts, applying their knowledge of language, form, and genre

  • use their background knowledge to question and analyse information presented in print and visual texts (1)
  • recognize how conventions and characteristics of different types of print and media texts help them understand what they read and view (2)
  • respond critically to texts by
    -- applying strategies to analyse a text
    -- demonstrate growing awareness that all texts reflect a purpose and a point of view
    -- identify instances where language is being used to manipulate, persuade, or control them
    -- identify instances of opinion, prejudice, bias, and stereotyping (3)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO H (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination

  • use a range of strategies in writing and other ways of representing to
    -- frame questions and answers to those questions
    -- generate topics of personal interest and importance
    -- record, develop, and reflect on ideas, attitudes, and opinions
    -- compare their own thoughts and beliefs to those of others
    -- describe feelings, reactions, values, and attitudes
    -- record and reflect on experiences and their response to them
    -- formulate and monitor goals for learning
    -- practice and extend strategies for monitoring learning (1)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • select, organize, and combine relevant information from three or more sources to construct and communicate meaning (5)
  • Organizing Information Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO G (Reading/Viewing)
    respond critically to a range of texts, applying their knowledge of language, form, and genre

  • use their background knowledge to question and analyse information presented in print and visual texts (1)
  • recognize how conventions and characteristics of different types of print and media texts help them understand what they read and view (2)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • select, organize, and combine relevant information from three or more sources to construct and communicate meaning (5)
  • Creating New Information Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO H (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination

  • make deliberate language choices, appropriate to purpose, audience, and form, to enhance meaning and achieve interesting effects in imaginative writing and other ways of representing (3)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • demonstrate an increasing understanding of the conventions of written language in final products
    -- use basic spelling rules and show an understanding of irregularities
    -- use appropriate syntax in final products
    -- use references while editing (e.g., dictionaries, classroom charts, electronic spell checkers, checklists, thesauri, other writers) (2)
  • use technology with increasing proficiency to create, revise, edit, and publish texts (3)
  • select, organize, and combine relevant information from three or more sources to construct and communicate meaning (5)
  • Sharing and Presenting Information Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO H (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination

  • make deliberate language choices, appropriate to purpose, audience, and form, to enhance meaning and achieve interesting effects in imaginative writing and other ways of representing (3)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • demonstrate an increasing understanding of the conventions of written language in final products
    -- use basic spelling rules and show an understanding of irregularities
    -- use appropriate syntax in final products
    -- use references while editing (e.g., dictionaries, classroom charts, electronic spell checkers, checklists, thesauri, other writers) (2)
  • use technology with increasing proficiency to create, revise, edit, and publish texts (3)
  • select, organize, and combine relevant information from three or more sources to construct and communicate meaning (5)
  • Assessment and Evaluation Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO E (Reading/Viewing)
    interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies

  • answer, with decreasing assistance, their own questions and those of others by selecting relevant information from a variety of texts
    -- respond to personal, group, and instructional needs for information through accessing a variety of texts
    -- demonstrate an understanding of how classification systems and basic reference materials are used to facilitate research
    -- use a range of reference texts and a database or an electronic search to aid in the selection of texts
    -- increase their abilities to access and assess information in response to their own questions and other's questions (1)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
    GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • demonstrate an increasing understanding of the conventions of written language in final products
    -- use basic spelling rules and show an understanding of irregularities
    -- use appropriate syntax in final products
    -- use references while editing (e.g., dictionaries, classroom charts, electronic spell checkers, checklists, thesauri, other writers) (2)
  • use technology with increasing proficiency to create, revise, edit, and publish texts (3)
  • select, organize, and combine relevant information from three or more sources to construct and communicate meaning (5)


  • Learning Resources Required
    (Print, non-print, audio-visual, electronic, community)

    Print - Books About On With the Show

    • The Group of Seven, Newlands, Anne,
    • Adventures in Art, Chapman, Laura H.,
    • Musical Instruments from A to Z, ,
    • Study prints from the Art program - Image de l'Art, 5ieme, ,

    Electronic - Websites

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