Presentation on theme: "We Were Heroes: The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, a World War II Soldier, Normandy, France, 1944 (My Name Is America) By Walter Dean Myers COOPERATIVE."— Presentation transcript:
1 We Were Heroes: The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, a World War II Soldier, Normandy, France, 1944 (My Name Is America) By Walter Dean MyersCOOPERATIVE GROUPACTIVITIES
2 Jigsaw what were the causes of World War II? The Spanish Civil War&NationalismEconomic problemsThe Peace of ParisAggression on the marchThe rise of dictatorshipsThe failure of appeasementStep 1: Students get into six groups of fourStep 2: Each student picks up a part in the puzzleStep 3: Each student goes to the research table that pertains to the puzzle piece selectedStep 4: Student groups review the research materials given to them about one specific cause of World War II.Step 5: Student groups discuss and create a bulleted list that summarizes about 10 important facts of topicStep 6: Students return to their original groups, teach other members about specific topics, and all students record all of the bulleted information from each specialty group into their handouts given by teacher to be used as a study guide for an upcoming assessment.
3 R. A. F. T.Instructions: Imagine you are living during World War II. Review the options as a group. Select one entry from each column, and create a diary entry, narrative, speech, newspaper article, obituary, or editorial which will be presented to the rest of the class. Review the character values handout, and include traits as deemed appropriate.
4 Role Definition Matrix R. A. F. T. Matrix & rubricRole Definition MatrixRAFT RubricPoints:Personality - Who am I and what are some aspects of my character?Attitude-What are my feelings, beliefs, ideas, concerns?Information - what do I know that I need to share in my writing?Accuracy—Is the information synthesized correctly andSupported by text/research?Information is not synthesized correctly orsupported by text or researchInformation shows some evidence of being synthesized correctly orsupported by textInformation is synthesized correctly orPerspective—Did the writer adapt the writing to reflect the role chosen? Did the voice sound like the role chosen?Writer did not reflect on the role chosen and voice sounded as student’s voice.Overall, the writer’s voice reflected role chosen, but was inconsistent through writing.Writer’s voice was reflective of role chosen and voice was consistent throughout writing.Focus—Did the writer follow his/her chosen format? Did he/she provide examples and details?Format was not followed. No examples or details were provided.Either format was consistently followed, or examples and detailsprovided, but not both.Both, format was consistently followed and quality examples and details were provided.Mechanics—Did the writer proof their work? Were there any punctuation, spelling, or grammar errors?More than three mechanical errors were found.Three or less mechanical errors were found.No mechanical errors were found.
5 World War II Tic-Tac-Toe Student/Group Choice Activities Objective: Analyze the impact of D-Day (Normandy’s Invasion) on World War II
6 Tic tac toe rubricReview the listed expectations and possible points for each activity. Remember, groups may choose three activities going across, going down, or going diagonally. This will be graded as a group project (test grade).Activity1:Completed activity correctlyPoints Possible - 30Activity 4:Activity 7:Activity 2:Activity 5:Activity 8:Activity 3:Completed activity correctlyActivity 6:Activity 9:
7 Works citedHistorical Map: World War II in Europe: [Online image]. Retrieved July 18, Map of Europe 1944 [Online image]. Retrieved July 18, Myers, W. D. (1999). We were heroes: The journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, a World War II soldier. New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc. Scott Pembleton Collins Image [Online image]. Retrieved July 17,