The following post comes to you from Brittany Goza, a teacher in South Carolina. Here's a little bit about her:
Brittany Goza graduated from Columbia College in 2011 and teaches English I and English II in a dropout prevention program called C3 in the School District of Pickens County. Before teaching English, she taught ESOL K-12 in Spartanburg District 1; Brittany has presented literacy based content at two national conventions and partners with two other English teachers in maintaining an educational blog. Brittany also trains teachers on new district technology initiatives. She has always been passionate about learning and reading; young adult literature is her favorite genre. Brittany has a passion for traveling and learning new languages; she speaks Spanish and is taking a group of students to Spain in the spring of 2015! Check out her blog here.
Creating Alter Egos: Project by Brittany Goza
Mrs. Gilstrap recording a flipped lesson.
scale drawing of my alter ego
Reading Scholastic magazine to learn about 3D sculptures.
Mixing our flour/ salt dough.
Working to sculpt her 3D figure.
The picture below is the comic strip that was created after students wrote their dystopian short stories.
To create the comic strip, students completed the following steps:
1.Learn what an alter-ego was.
2. Choose a social issue that their alter-ego could solve.
3. Write a dystopian short stories and create a 3D sculptures of alter ego.
4. Peer edit the dystopian short stories.
5. Create a hand-drawn story board using 6+ panels to tell the dystopian short story in comic book fashion. ***Students were required to have at least 6 captions and 4 word bubbles in order to accurately paraphrase and summarize their short story.
Thanks so much to Brittany for sharing her ideas! It's awesome to collaborate with teachers all over the world, and especially in South Carolina where I went to school and began teaching. I'll be back with more book reviews and lesson plan ideas soon.
K. Ashley Dickson-Ellison is a former high school English teacher (who is now an instructional technology teacher) interested in exploring the integration of trending young adult literature into the English classroom experience. Ashley is also a member of the podcast Unabridged; check out the podcast site below.
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