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Lesson Overview

WEEK 1
Day 1 – Memoirs Day 2 – Intro to Visual Day 3 – Language & Position Day 4 – Identity as Day 5 – Reading
Literacy in Text & Images Constructed Comprehension Strategies
Name Tags Class Brainstorm & Slide Slideshow Identity as Constructed Reading Comprehension
Show Slideshow Students will do reading
6-Word and 140 Character What is visual literacy? Power Dynamics/Position in comp with a partner. They
Memoirs - Formative Text & Images Class Discussion will complete the reading
Students will begin their unit Memoir Work Time In groups, students will be comp together and record
by creating 6-word memoirs. Students will work on their given an image to look at. what strategies they used for
After, they will share in their memoirs if they aren’t done. Each group will be given a Quick Write Formative each question.
small groups, or partners. They should be neat, different image. They will 5 min. - “What do you do
Next, they will develop this presentable, and coloured. answer: how is the writer, when nobody’s watching?” SLO’s
into a 140-character memoir If they are done, they will be reader, and text positioned? 1.2 - Clarify & extend
(the length of a tweet). circulate around 3 wordless How do this impact the SLO’s 2.1 - Use strategies & cues
picture books that will help overall message of the text? 1.1 - Discover & Explore 2.2 - Respond to Texts
If time and students are done, them recognize the power of They will then share with the 1.2 - Clarify & Extend 3.1 - Plan & focus
ask them – would you tweet images and their dependence class their image and what 2.2 - Respond to texts 3.3 - Organize, record, &
this/share it on social media? on context. they found. - Formative 3.4 - Share and review evaluate
Why/why not? 5.2 - Work within a group
SLO’s SLO’s
SLO’s - 1.1 - Discover & Explore - 1.1 - Discover & Explore
- 2.1 – Use strategies & cues - 2.1 - Use strategies & cues - 1.2 - Clarify & Extend
- 2.4 – Create original text - 2.2 - Respond to texts - 2.2 - Respond to texts
- 4.1 – Enhance and Improve - 3.2 - Select and process
- 4.2 – Attend to Conventions - 3.4 - Share and review
- 4.3 – Present and Share - 4.3 - Present and share
- 5.2 - Work in groups

Memoirs due today


WEEK 2
Day 6 – Reading Comp Day 7 – Social Effects of Day 8 – Social Effects of Day 9 – Visual Day 10 – PD Day
Text Text Representation of Concepts
Time to Finish Reading How are we Influenced by 3 Goals Quick Write (Visual
Comp Media? 2 academic, 1 personal. Prompt)
Those who haven’t finished Show examples of images
will finish their reading comp from media - ask students: Influencer Photo Analysis Anchor Charts
from Friday. - Others will how are we influenced? How Work Time Students will help make
revisit their writing log. do we influence? Show students slideshow visual representations for the
example. elements of art & principles
Go Through Reading Comp Introduce Influencer Photo Students have time to finish of design for our classroom.
What strategies did you use? Analysis Summative their sheet. When done: quick They must also include a
How did you get your Students have the rest of the write on the back of the sheet: description of the quality.
answer? class to find a post & work on how does this photo influence
their worksheet you? SLO’s
Revisit Writing Log 2.2 - Respond to texts
Students will revisit their SLO’s SLO’s 2.3 - Understand forms,
writing log prompt from 2.1 - Use strategies & cues 2.1 - Use strategies & cues elements, and techniques
Thursday. They will share 2.2 - Respond to texts 2.2 - Respond to texts 2.4 - Create original text
with a partner and see how
2.3 - Understand forms, 2.3 - Understand forms, 3.4 - Share and review
they can improve on what
they wrote. elements, and techniques elements, and techniques 5.2 - Work in groups
3.2 - Select and process 3.2 - Select and process
SLO’s
1.2 - Clarify & extend
2.1 - Use strategies & cues
2.2 - Respond to Texts
3.1 - Plan & focus
4.1 - Enhance & improve
WEEK 3
Day 11 – Reading Day 12 – Advertising - Day 13 – Advertising - Day 14 – Create an Ad work Day 15 – Create an Ad
Comprehension Create a Post Create a Post time Presentations
Group Activity Advertising in the Media Create an Ad Create an Ad Create an Ad Presentations
Students will be placed in Look at some examples, Students will have time to Students will have time to Students will present their
groups of 4 and given a identify common features - finish their create a ad finish their create a ad create an Ad assignment -
reading comp test. In each show Patagonia video. assignment. Note: they must assignment. Note: they must Summative
group one person will be provide a written explanation provide a written explanation
given a letter (A,B,C,D). Introduce Create an ad of the artistic choices they of the artistic choices they SLO’s
Students will complete the In groups, students will an made and include this in their made and include this in their 3.4 - Share and review
test and as they go along will advertisement. This can be presentation. presentation. 4.3 - Present and share
argue why they are/aren’t the using a variety of forms: 5.1 - Respect others and
right answer. poster, video, speech, SLO’s SLO’s strengthen community
written… 1.1 - Discover & Explore 1.1 - Discover & Explore 5.2 - Work in groups
SLO’s 1.2 - Clarify & Extend 1.2 - Clarify & Extend
1.2 - Clarify & extend SLO’s 2.2 - Respond to texts 2.2 - Respond to texts
2.1 - Use strategies & cues 1.1 - Discover & Explore 2.3 - Understand forms, 2.3 - Understand forms,
2.2 - Respond to Texts: construct 1.2 - Clarify & Extend elements, and techniques elements, and techniques
meaning from texts 2.2 - Respond to texts 2.4 - Create original text 2.4 - Create original text
3.1 - Plan & focus 2.3 - Understand forms, 3.4 - Share and review 3.4 - Share and review
3.3 - Organize, record, & elements, and techniques 5.2 - Work in groups 5.2 - Work in groups
evaluate 2.4 - Create original text
5.2 - Work within a group 3.4 - Share and review
5.2 - Work in groups
WEEK 4
Day 16 – Letter Writing Day 17 – No Class Day 18 – Letter Writing & Day 19 – Formal Critique of Day 20 – Formal Critique of
Start Letters an Ad an Ad
Go Through Reading Comp Go Through Example Formal Critique Formal Critique
Read reading comp out loud Letters Using the guidelines of a Students will complete their
with class - ask volunteers to Why are they formal letter, students will rough draft and email it to the
be specific characters formal/informal? begin to use their company.
In partners pick a letter and critiques/compliments of their
Letter Writing and Format answer questions (see lesson ad to create a formal letter to SLO’s
What is the letter format? plan) the company. - rough draft 2.1 - Use strategies & cues
How/where can it be used? should be halfway done by 2.2 - Respond to texts
Start Formal Critique the end of the day today 2.3 - Understand forms,
SLO’s Students will chose an elements, and techniques
2.2 - Respond to texts advertisement to critique and SLO’s 2.4 - Create original text
2.3 - Understand forms, begin to outline the problems 2.1 - Use strategies & cues 3.2 - Select and process
elements, and techniques they have with the ad. - Book 2.2 - Respond to texts
3.2 - Select and process CPU lab! - resource should 2.3 - Understand forms,
3.4 - Share and review be found by the end of today? elements, and techniques
5.2 - Work in groups 2.4 - Create original text
SLO’s 3.2 - Select and process
2.1 - Use strategies & cues
2.2 - Respond to texts
2.3 - Understand forms,
elements, and techniques
2.4 - Create original text
3.2 - Select and process
WEEK 5
Day 21 – PD Day Day 22 – Formal Critique of Day 23 – Reading Day 24 – Reading Day 25 – 5 things we can do
an Ad Comprehension Comprehension to...

Finish Letters Comprehension Strategy Reading Comp Quiz Practice 5 things we can
Students should finish their Activity Apply Strategies - reading do…
final copy today. - Summative Students will work in groups questions first Give kids fun ideas, have
of 5 and each read a different them make up their own. -
SLO’s article. While they read, they Finish Letters make graphic organizer?
2.1 - Use strategies & cues will code whether an animal If not already done, students
2.2 - Respond to texts is arriving, surviving, and/or will use the laptops to finish SLO’s
2.3 - Understand forms, thriving. - emphasises the their final copy of their letters 1.1 - Discover & Explore
elements, and techniques benefit of reading questions 1.2 - Clarify & Extend
2.4 - Create original text first. SLO’s 2.4 - Create original text
3.2 - Select and process 1.2 - Clarify & extend 3.4 - Share and review
SLO’s 2.1 - Use strategies & cues
1.2 - Clarify & extend 2.2 - Respond to Texts
2.1 - Use strategies & cues 2.3 - Understand forms,
2.2 - Respond to Texts elements, and techniques
3.1 - Plan & focus 2.4 - Create original text
3.3 - Organize, record, & 3.1 - Plan & focus
evaluate 3.2 - Select and process
5.2 - Work within a group 3.3 - Organize, record, &
evaluate
WEEK 6
Day 26 – Cyberactivism Day 27 – 5 Things we can do Day 28 - Revisitation of Day 29 – 5 Things we can do Day 30 – 5 Things we can do
to Reject Letters to Reject to Reject

Class Discussion 5 Things we can do to Give Letters Back & Edit Go Through Reading Comp 5 Things we can do to
Problematic Media Reject… Hand back letters to students Reject…
(Advertising) - Students have time to work and have them edit. They 5 Things we can do to Students have time to work
Discuss issues that may arise on their projects. They should must make the changes Reject… on their projects. They should
from current media practices. have their main idea recommended to them - Students have time to work completed their presentations
- ex. body shaming solidified by today and have remind them this is their on their projects. They should and be ready for Monday by
started their presentation. chance to get a better mark. If be about halfway done their the end of class today!
5 Things we can do to they don’t make these presentation by the end of the
Reject… SLO’s changes, their letters will not day today. SLO’s
Explain/Start 1.1 - Discover & Explore be sent out. 1.1 - Discover & Explore
1.2 - Clarify & Extend SLO’s 1.2 - Clarify & Extend
SLO’s 2.1 - Use strategies & cues SLO’s 1.1 - Discover & Explore 2.1 - Use strategies & cues
1.1 - Discover & Explore 2.4 - Create original text 2.4 - Create original text 1.2 - Clarify & Extend 2.4 - Create original text
1.2 - Clarify & Extend 3.1 - Plan and focus 4.1 - Enhance and improve 2.1 - Use strategies & cues 3.1 - Plan and focus
2.1 - Use strategies & cues 4.2 - Attend to conventions 2.4 - Create original text
3.4 - Share and review 3.4 - Share and review
2.4 - Create original text 5.2 - Work in groups 3.1 - Plan and focus 5.2 - Work in groups
3.1 - Plan and focus 3.4 - Share and review
3.4 - Share and review 5.2 - Work in groups
5.2 - Work in groups
WEEK 7
Day 26 – 5 Things we can do Day 27 – Send Letters
to Reject… Presentations
5 Things we can do to Social Unit Test (& Library)
Reject… Presentations
Students will present their Send Letters
projects in groups. They will Pull students aside who
also submit their completed completed their letter
planning sheet. assignment (they edited them
and handed them in) and have
SLO’s them address their envelopes
4.3 - Present and share and get them ready to mail!
5.1 - Respect others and
strengthen community SLO’s
5.2 - Work in groups 2.1 - Use strategies & cues
2.3 - Understand forms,
elements, and techniques
Assessment Plan
Learning
Outcomes
Attitude, Effort, Influencer Create an Formal 5 Things You
Reading
and Completion Photo Analysis Ad Critique of Can do to
Title Comprehension
of Tasks an Ad Reject Group
(3)
Presentation

Type S S S S
(Formative/Summa S S
tive)

Weighting 10% 10% 15% 30% 20% 15%

1.1 – Discover & explore – express


x
ideas and develop understanding x x x x

2.1 – Use strategies & cues – use


prior knowledge, use comprehension x x
strategies x x x x

2.2 – Respond to texts – experience


various texts, construct meaning from x x x x x x
texts, appreciate the artistry of texts

2.3 – Understand forms, elements,


and techniques – understand forms
and genres, understand techniques x x x x x x
and elements, experiment with
language

2.4 – Create original text – generate


ideas, elaborate on the expression of x x x x
ideas, structure texts
Assessment Tool Overview
Assessmen Assessmen Assessmen
Assessment Tool Brief Description t FOR t AS t OF
Learning Learning Learning
Students will create their own memoir in only 6
6 Word and 140 words and share them with their group. After,
x
Character Memoirs students will develop this into a 140-character
memoir (the length of a tweet).
Students will complete 3 writing logs: What is a
“Relationship?”, Medicine Wheel Reflection, and
Sibling Reflection. They will share what they feel
Writing Log/Quick
comfortable sharing with their writing groups. x
Writes
They will continue to develop and edit their
writing throughout the unit, as they will be given
class time to do so.
Students will find 2 visual images posted by one
influencer and one brand on social media. They
Influencer Photo
will complete a graphic organizer that helps them x
Analysis
understand and explain the artistic choices made,
motives, and potential consequences of said post.
In groups, students will create an advertisement.
As a group, they will decide what would they
would like to advertise for and what medium they
will will use. They may advertise for anything, as
long as it is appropriate. They will keep in mind
Create an Ad the elements of visual literacy that we have x
discussed in class. When they create their
advertisement, they will use at least 2 of the
common elements of advertising we have
discussed in class and explain (via written format)
how and why they chose to employ these
techniques.
Students will create a professional piece of writing
that they will email to a brand. They will find an
element of a specific ad to critique. They will use
the business letter format when completing this
assignment. They will write a rough draft and
Formal Critique of
develop this into a good copy. Both will be graded x
an Ad
(15% each). We will not be sending their letter out
unless they have made the changed I have
identified after marking their rough draft. When
completed, we will email these formal critiques
out to each company.
Students will practice persuasive writing by listing
Practice 5 Things 5 reasons their readers should… (they will choose x
you can do... what action they would like to inspire their readers
to take)
After performing a class wide inquiry into the
issues that arise from current social media
practices, students will be placed in groups to
5 Things you can investigate a specific issue and come up with 5
x
do to Reject…. things we can do to reject these practices. They
will pick their issue as a group. They will develop
a presentation for the class and will have class
time to work on it.
Students will participate in a variety of activities
related to reading comprehension and reading
Reading
comprehension strategies. They will complete a x
Comprehension (3)
total of 6 evaluations in this area over the course
of the unit.