We start this class by re-addressing the task and expectations as they align with the work we have been doing using the Advertisement Analysis Form. I also ask the students to think about the self-assessment from the previous day and use that to guide their decisions and actions today in order to most successfully complete the assignment and get as much out of the experience as they possibly can.
While students are not following a formal station rotation in their respective groups, they are required to split their efforts between 4 print advertisements and 4 television/online advertisements. I have provided the class with a plethora of print ads to choose from for this activity and only require them to not use the same product more than once, even though there may be a second or even third ad for it available.
While students are working, I am moving from group to group checking progress and providing support as needed.
Again, students are not told specific times to move from one station to another, but are instead told to use as much time as they need at each station, keeping in mind the fact that they have a finite amount of time to complete the task. With four print ads and four commercial ads, in a total of 80 minutes, I remind the students they have basically 10 minutes per ad.
While some students are working on one of the print ads, others are working on the 4 ads for analysis (television/online). I continue to move throughout the room and provide support, clarification, and explanation as needed to ensure student success.
At the conclusion of the activity, the students were again expected to reflect on their individual efforts throughout the activity as well as that of their group as a whole. Our goals are to continually improve and use our past experiences to drive our choices and actions in the future.