I decided to try something new this week. The lesson-less plan or plan-less lesson!
The students arrived for their thirty minute library class. I left my white board blank. No message. No schedule.
And then I wrote one word on the white board: Reading
I told them that they were free to use the following tools as vehicles* to express what they know or think about reading:
With these tools as vehicles they could:
Create a book spine poem:
Create a Wordle:
Write a book review or poem:
Interview each other about a book they had read or were reading:
This footage was sadly lost by my needing to clear disk space on my laptop and accidentally deleting my movies folder...we'll not mention this Friday night debacle again...
Create a VoiceThread:
Voila! The lesson-less plan or the plan-less lesson!
Was it a success?
Time will tell.
*Special thanks for my friend Susannah R. for this expression.