Career Connections & Parent-Teacher Letters

At this point, you and your group should have completed the following sections of you project:

  • Inquire
  • Hook
  • Organize
  • Explore
  • Show What You Know

Today, we will work on both the Finding a Career and Parent Teacher Letter portion of the project.

Finding a Career

In this section, you

  • Give children information on answering these types of questions as a career. (Example: sound: audiologist, musician; weather: meteorologist, climatologist, etc.)
  • Link to sites about the career, conduct a brief interview with someone in the field – include a picture if possible.

Go ahead and preview an example of a former student’s Finding a Career page.

Parent Teacher Letter

In this section, you will write a letter to parents/teachers with the following in mind:

  • An introduction to the adventure for parents: purpose of activities, helpful hints, materials needed, what sections need parental guidance, opportunities for extension (field trips, additional books, etc.), include a list of book titles that relate to the question.
  • Rather than simply listing what you find on Amazon – search the Athens library and the CMC – find good books, not just books on the topic.
  • Include LEARNING OBJECTIVES: use national standards, not state standards.

Go ahead and preview an example of a former student’s Parent Teacher Letter.

Author Introductory Video Outline

Let’s start an outline for the author introductory video. Then on Friday, we will start recording the video. You can check out this example video to help you think about a possible structure for your own video.

For Friday

By Friday, you and your group should have completed the following sections of you project:

  • Inquire
  • Hook
  • Organize
  • Explore
  • Show What You Know
  • Apply (Finding a Career)
  • Parent Teacher Letter

We will use our time Friday recording/editing our introductory videos. Make sure you are ready to record on Friday – this means finalizing your outline and checking out a camera from OIT if needed. You can check out video cameras from OIT for five days. You may want to do some additional recording over the weekend if you do not finish in class.

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