Sunday, October 6, 2013

Project #13-Project Based Learning Plans

to kill a mockingbird
    As a group we chose to create a project based learning assignment from the book To Kill A Mockingbird for 9th grade students. The reason for choosing 9th grade is because it is in the middle of our grade range and we chose To Kill A Mockingbird because it is usually a suggested summer read for students and in my case it was required. This project was designed to have students showcase their acquired knowledge of the book. You can view our full lesson plan here.


  1. I see a lot of problems with this project.

    First, the link to the project on Crawford's blog does not work and there is no link on Railey's post. Second, the links to the calendar (Railey and Crawford) take you to a page where you can get a blank BIE calendars. I could not find YOUR calendar. Third, the plan is very confusing. Here is a list of the activities: Read a book; Prepare to create a skit. Is that the same as a video? Write a document to introduce the video. Assign Groups. Select themes for a film. Create a scene. Create a 10 minute film of a scene expressive of a major theme. [What]? Incorporate the text as dialogue? [What text?]

    I am confused.

    If you use the BIE Forms this would probably make more sense.

  2. Dr Strange,
    Taking your comment into consideration we have made changes to our project in hopes to make it more understandable, you can view the changes we made on our blog post.