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Welcome to Elluminate 2013-14!

All Sessions occur on the last Tuesday of the month (Oct. 2013 – April 2014)

Grades 1-4:  9:00 am
Gr. 5-6: 10:00 am
Gr. 7-10: 11:30 am

Elluminate Schedule 2013-14 – All presentations should be in power point format.Please note: The suggestions for writing projects below are only suggestions.  Students have the option to follow the suggestions or choose their own writing forms (similar to what we did last year). Therefore those wanting specific writing goals and direction, please follow the schedule below (you can do it in a different order if you like). There is no pressure to adhere to these suggestions but I do want to see students writing a variety of forms and also adhering to the writing length recommendations. See below.  Students grade 4 and up must also cite their sources as explained below.

Session #1 Oct. 29 Orientation Session – writing presentations optional.

Session #2 Nov. 26
Suggested Presentation: Socials Research Writing (Essay for Gr. 4 and up - or a Socials research paragraph for the primary students). Include a poem about your topic. Include a timeline and/or a map in your project. Presentation ideas:

  • write a biography about a certain person in history
  • Write a compare and contrast essay about two different countries, two different people in history, two different aboriginal groups, or two different explorers, etc... 

Gr. 1-3 (one to three paragraphs)
Gr. 4-6 (three to five paragraphs – be sure to include a captivating introduction and an impacting conclusion – always cite your sources in a Bibliography at the end of your writing)
Gr. 7 and up (four to six paragraphs – be sure to include a captivating introduction and an impacting conclusion – always cite your sources in a Bibliography at the end of your writing.  Gr. 8-10 also need to use in-text citations)

Session #3 Dec. 17
Suggested Presentation: Science Lab Report – Students use one of their Science experiments and write up the investigation using appropriate Lab Report format.  Primary students can present a very simple report while higher grade students should include more detail. A nice addition is demonstrating and/or recording their lab on internet video (Vimeo is best for this) 

Session #4 Jan. 28
Suggested Presentation: Explain How To Writing - Student choose something interesting to them and explain how it’s done. I’ve had very interesting how to presentations in the past.  From how to make a corn husk doll to how to program lego.  This is a fun presentation opportunity.
Gr. 1-3 (one to three paragraphs)
Gr. 4-6 (three to five paragraphs) – include an introduction and a conclusion
Gr. 7 and up (four to six paragraphs) – include an introduction and a conclusion

Session #5 Feb. 25
Suggested Presentation: Persuasive/Problem Solving Writing (Essay for Gr. 4 and up - or Paragraph for the primary students).  Students choose a problem area in society (ex. video gaming addictions, smoking,  environmental concerns like pollution, Middle East Peace, need for exercise and better nutrition, etc... ).  They present their solution to the problem and try to persuade the class why their solution is a good one.
Gr. 1-3 (one to three paragraphs)
Gr. 4-6 (three to five paragraphs) – include a captivating introduction and an impacting conclusion – always cite your sources in a Bibliography at the end of your writing)
Gr. 7 and up (four to six paragraphs) – include a captivating introduction and an impacting conclusion – always cite your sources in a Bibliography at the end of your writing.  Gr. 8-10 also need to use in-text citations)

Session # 6 Mar. 25
Book Report of Critique Writing.  Students report on a book of interest or they analyze something they’ve seen or read and present their opinion about the book or visual media.  A critique is deeper than a book report as it explains what was positive and negative about the writing or visual media (students can critique art work, books, magazines, music, etc...). It’s like giving advise to the author or creator of the visual media.  I would like to see older students Gr. 6 and up writing a critique and younger students can stay with a book report.  Students can use book report templates (example) or if writing a critique this website has some organizational suggestions.  This website also has some helpful suggestions and instructions for critique writing.  

Session #7 Apr. 29
Science Research Presentation:  Student researches a Science topic of interest and presents their information to the class.  Include a poem about their topic. 
Gr. 1-3 (one to three paragraphs)
Gr. 4-6 (three to five paragraphs – be sure to include a captivating introduction and an impacting conclusion – always cite your sources in a Bibliography at the end of your writing)
Gr. 7 and up (four to six paragraphs – be sure to include a captivating introduction and an impacting conclusion – always cite your sources in a Bibliography at the end of your writing.  Gr. 8-10 also need to use in-text citations)

 

 

   

 

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