Reflection: Relevance The Power of Information - Section 2: Lesson


If you follow me you know that I value making the connection between authors and my students seem smaller.  Earlier this year, we Skyped with the author of Cinder a book we read as a class, and of course, recently we were visited by Mr. Fred Gross, Holocaust survivor and author.  These events are monumental for many of my students who live in an area of the state that is an hour and a half away from a major city in either direction.

One of the things I appreciate about scholastic is they feel the same.  So, with several of their scope articles I have the ability to "bring the author" of a given piece into the room. With this topic, I felt that it was a great chance to show my students a "behind the scenes" view of scope and let them hear from the author/editor.  I have several students who would like to be authors one day.  Who knows maybe this glimpse makes that seem like a bigger possibility for them.

If you have the chance to use these videos or similar ones such as TED, I strongly suggest it.


  Hearing from the Author
  Relevance: Hearing from the Author
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The Power of Information

Unit 8: Informational Text - Persevering through the Adversity of our World Part 3
Lesson 1 of 9

Objective: SWBAT analyze the important role of information through a true story.

Big Idea: "The pen is mightier than the sword."

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