A Day In The Life Of Worker Ants
Duration: 225 to 250 minutes divided amongst several days
Subject: English, Science
Grade Level: 3rd
Project Idea Summary:
Students are to do online research about worker ants. Students are to use the research they found online to create a short story, and illustrate as if they were the worker ant for a day. They are to write about what they would do, what problems they might encounter, and how they would solve those problems. Students are to then get into groups and read over each others stories. Each student would receive and give feed back from their group members. Students would then revise their stories and illustrate them. All the stories would then be compiled into a book called A Day In The Life Of Worker Ants. A podcast would then be made of the book with each student reading their story. The podcast would then be posted on the individual, as well as the class blog page.
ELA(3) 9. Compose narrative text using an introductory paragraph, specific time frames, clear sequencing of events and conclusions.
TC2(3-5) 8. Collect information from a variety of digital sources.
ELA2010(3) 24. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear events sequences.
21st Century Competencies To Be Taught and Assessed:
Creativity and innovation
Show YouTube video about worker ants.
Formative Assessments (during the project):
Summative Assessments (end of the project):
Written products by using a rubric
Oral presentation by using a rubric
Computers with internet access
Access to class blog page
Pens, crayons, markers, paper
Writing in a daily journal