1. Topic-
Creating a Group Story
2. Content-
Subject Matter: Storytelling, creating a musical accompaniment, presenting to the class

Key Vocabulary students must use is: photograph, hopeless, delicious, acre, crystal, promise, hawk, leaf, thirteen, ticket, imagine
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will be able to use words to create a coherent story.
2. Students will be able to use the given technology to record their story.
3. Students will show an understanding of the different parts of their story by choosing different types of music to accompany their recorded reading.
4. Objectives-
1. Accurately recording the content of their story.
2. Correct usage of the spelling words.
3. Appropriate musical soundtrack for the story.
5. Materials and Aids-
1. Garage Band
2. 6 Computers
3. 1 Recording microphone
4. Paper
5. Pencils
6. Large poster of spelling words and smaller copies for each group
7. Groups of 3
8. 6 MIDI Keyboards
9. SMARTBoard
10. Google images of spelling words
11. 6 dictionaries (one for each group)
12. Students will need their journals for homework
13. Teachers story
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Teacher gathers class and plays her recorded story using the spelling words. (This will be attention grabber for the class so make sure this part is interesting.)
2. Teacher will review spelling words and their definitions by using picture cards of images she obtained from Google Images.
3. Teacher splits class into groups of 3.

B. Development-

1. After groups are split the teacher will use her SMARTBoard to demonstrate how to use Garageband.
2. The teacher will then instruct students to begin creating their story.

C. Practice-

1. Teacher instructs students to begin creating their stories on paper.
2. Students will begin writing their story.
3. Once students have completed their story, they will bring their finished story to the teacher for immediate assessment.
4. Students will correct their mistakes.
5. Once they have corrected their spelling/grammar mistakes they will again bring their group story back up to the teacher to begin recording the reading of their story.
6. After students finish the recording of their story, each group will be assigned a computer.
7. The teacher will upload each group's story to their assigned computer.
8. The group will go onto GarageBand.
9. As a group, students will use loops and MIDI keyboards to create an appropriate soundtrack for their story.
10. Once all groups have finished recording their story and their soundtrack they will come up to the front of the class and present their finished product.
11. Homework for each student for the night will include a reflection journal entry. This reflection must include: what they thought about the project, and their opinion on the other groups projects.

D. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. The teacher will take into account any students with special needs when choosing groups.
2. Teacher will give each group a spelling list to refer back to so students with special needs will have a reference point.
3. Teacher will also gives students a dictionary to use.

E. Checking for understanding-

1. Teacher will assess each group's written story for grammar and spelling errors.
2. Teacher will assess each group's recording of their story.
3. Teacher will assess appropriateness of each group's soundtrack.
4. Teacher will asses each group's creativity.
5. Teacher will assess each group's pronunciation of the spelling words.
6. Teacher will check for completion, spelling and grammar in each student's reflection.

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