On December 11th, Language Arts/Writing will work on (7.SL.1) & (7.SL.5) common core speaking/listening standards with this view & respond about a video featuring teen on teen violence as well as the phenomenon of posting violent videos that somehow go viral. Students will began class with a bell work prompt about violence they’ve seen as well as violence that has affected them personally, and how it make them feel. I will be passing out a news story via The New York Daily News. Along with that news story, students will have questions to answer before we begin classroom discussion. That handout can be viewed [here]. The class will then move to the viewing portion by watching this video [here]. Students will be prompted to actively watch by using the 5W’s (who, what, where, when, and why)… Students will be given about 5 to 7 minutes to answer the questions from the previously mentioned handout. Once students have completed the handout, I will open up the floor for discussion.
This is a very mature topic. That being said, I believe the students will handle this accordingly as my students have done in the past. I’ve said this before, and I think it’s important to see what our youth is thinking and what they have to say about it all. I also would like to attempt to broach the idea of violence being normalized via the internet and how that correlates with the perception of it being okay or even “cool”, according to some youngsters. One of my main objectives with this type of view and respond is to engage, effectively, in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) on topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own point(s) of views clearly. I hope to reach that outcome through the multimedia source presented as well as the news story that will be handout with guided prompts for the students.