Friday, February 11, 2011
Writing X Infographics
Finally, onto the purpose of this blog post. To begin class yesterday, I had three infographics about the protests cued up to project. I projected each infographic for two minutes and told the kids they could take notes or just observe the content. I then switched to infographic two and three...six minutes had gone by. Then, I told the students they would have five minutes to turn the visuals into fully developed written paragraphs about the Egyptian protests. They could use prior knowledge from assignments throughout the week or could base the writing just on the visuals.
I then had students share their writing. It was some of the best written, organized and presented information they have produced all year. Some students wrote thesis statements and backed them up. Some students made predictions about what would happen based on the information. And, a few students made comparisons to the French Revolution. It was an unbelievable experience and I highly recommend this writing strategy.
Posted by Greg Kulowiec