Overview: Uses digital media/blogging to create a writing journal that documents student growth.
Today’s Free Friday includes a lesson plan that goes along with our portfolio idea from yesterday. This lesson, aimed at students in grades 2-5, includes a digital component that can be used for STEM initiatives. Plus, the objectives connect to the new writing standards in Common Core. Students create their own Artful Journals and use them to write persuasively on a chosen topic. Using visual art to drive the writing, students gain a richer perspective on their topic and take more ownership of their final product. Have fun!