My Family - Chippewa River Writing Project

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Communications
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Professionally Significant Project: This student project will incorporate social studies GLCES, CCSS from reading and writing, language, and technology skills for my students. It will be shared with my grade level teammates to use in their classrooms if they choose to do so. This project incorporates the learning of specific technology skills including: 

Open, name, and save a presentation

Select a background appropriate to the topic

Use minimal text on the page but narrate with complete sentences read from a script (see notes view)

Scan and insert photos and original artwork and retrieve it from a saved location

Add new slides appropriate for the content

Size and position text for visual appeal 

Optional for students who work more quickly: 




Captions for the photos

Map page showing where each was born

*This slide is for teacher information only. The student sample begins on slide three and continues to the end. In the View tab, select Notes Pages for directions (bottom half in that screen) to produce each slide. Also, please note: there are two closing slides, based on similar writing prompts. Students will choose one or the other (their choice) to use as their closing, but I have included a sample based on each. *When finished, student copies will be set to play automatically, but this sample needs to be kept manual for instructional purposes.

Standards and skills practiced with this project Social Studies • • •

Think like a historian Understand the passage of time using events from family Understand events beyond their own lifetime Develop simple narratives of the history of family

1-H2.0.1 Chronological thinking

1-H2.0.3 Investigate family history for at least two generations, identifying various members and their connections in order to tell a narrative about family life. 1-H2.0.6 Compare life today with life in the past using the criteria of family.

CCSS Writing

CCSS Reading

CCSS Listening/ Speaking

CCSS Language

6. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

7. Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

4. Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

8. With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. b. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

5. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

b. Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.

2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. a. Capitalize dates and names of people.

Three Generations of My Family By: Deb

My family is important to me. They are my history. I look like them and act like them. The best thing about my family is that they will love me forever.

Three Generations of My Family

Verna Romzek Joann Messing Deb Peruski

The Life of Verna  Born 1920  Two sisters and five brothers

 Has lived on a farm her entire life  Was married for 36 years before her husband died  Has lived as a widow since Grandpa died in 1977

The Life of Joann  Born 1949  Three brothers and one sister

 Married my dad in 1961  Retired in 2011  Enjoys family, friends, community, dancing and flowers

The Life of Deb  Born 1963  Two brothers and two sisters  Married to Kirt in 1985  Has two grown sons  Teaching since 2000

We Are the Same and Different One thing I have in common with my grandma is that we both have a way with plants. Something that is different between us is that she hates to cook and I love to cook.

Something my mom and I have in common is that we are both organized. A difference is that she had a large family of five children, and I had a small family with just two boys.

Time Changes Some Things One thing my grandma did as a girl that I do not do is milk cows. Something we both did as girls is grow plants. My mom took care of her younger siblings as a girl, I did not take care of mine. We both wore dresses to school as girls.


 Images for this presentation are scanned photos from (or original drawings) our family collection.  A secondary source was __________ who gave me information about ____________.  Primary sources included ________ who gave me the information about her ________________.

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