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To Kill a Mockingbird Character Maps on Google Documents

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Date Added to MERLOT: January 23, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 29, 2012
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Submitter : Kristin Baljet


This lesson plan was created to help students learn how to collaborate using Google Documents.  The foundational text is To Kill a Mockingbird. This lesson plan is designed to take up to one week because it asks students to create a character map, share this map with their teacher, edit the map as directed, create a final draft,... More

GoogleDocs, ToKillaMockingbird, Grade9, Technology

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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 United States

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Avatar for Jennifer Bramble
2 years ago

Jennifer Bramble (Teacher (K-12))

I am glad to see you are introducing your freshmen to Google docs. You hit the nail on the head about using these skills throughout and after high school. It is also very important for them to learn proper collaboration etiquette. I see several teaching strategies, such as graphic organizers, cooperation, complex tasks, and by teaching your lesson this way, the students will definitely be engaged. I am wondering a few things about your lesson plan. How would you handle students with vision or hearing issues? If they are chatting online, hearing issues are not an issue, but vision would be. And the opposite goes for hearing issues if they are not able to chat online. I am also wondering if this is a group project or will each student do their own character map at the end? You say they will collaborate, but how will they turn in the final product, multiple names for one paper or several papers with similar ideas due to collaboration? I do like the way you will give them feedback, it gives Google docs more value to them.

I would have liked to see how you would teach the actual character mapping, and not just he Google docs training. This is a great start and I can see you using this over and over again (or until they learn GD in middle school!)

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I don't see any major technical problems with this lesson plan.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes

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