What better day to kick off our first installment of #LessOnSunday than on Super Bowl Sunday?! If you're like most people in America, you are going to watch the Super Bowl tonight. If you're like most teachers in America, you're frantically working to plan your week in the classroom. As a sports enthusiast, Super Bowl Sunday comes once a year. As an educator, planning on Sunday is a weekly occurrence!
The goal for #LessOnSunday is to provide you with a lesson on Sunday so you have to plan less on Sunday! On a weekly basis, we will work to provide a lesson plan or specific activity that you may use to supplement the instruction happening in your classroom every week. We hope that this will help to maximize student engagement by providing quality activities and help to lessen your planning a bit so you can enjoy your Sunday.
This week's activity helps our students to recognize the various organizational patterns of text. Students will have the opportunity to select their favorite artist and engage in some research while applying their knowledge of organizational text patterns using higher level thinking. When students write using key words, it allows them to better identify those key words while analyzing the text structure of text. The folder with all materials needed for this activity is titled, Hip Hop Text Structure. In this folder, you will find a template including key words for teacher and student use, a list of possible artists, and an example of a completed presentation (I selected Jay-Z for my teacher example).
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