Do you love the Icons of Depth and Complexity, but don’t have much time in your class to implement them at the beginning of the year?
Try this 3 lesson quick start to the Icons which includes:
-3 Lesson plans
-3 Interactive Notebook Templates that correlate to the lesson plans.
(one template is a quick reference guide to all 11 Icons)
*Please note that this is a PDF file and is not editable.
Lesson 1: Students get a quick reference guide to the 11 Icons of Depth and Complexity. They listen to a mentor text of your choice (my favorites are included in the lesson plan) and then create questions based upon one of the Icons. Two student response questions are provided for a summation of the lesson.
Lesson 2: Student’s knowledge of the Icons is reinforced through this lesson using political ads from television. Links to ads are provided, but you can also customize this lesson with your own political ads (great for the upcoming Presidential race!). Four questions based upon the Icons are provided for discussion during the lesson and two response questions are provided for the summation of this lesson as well.
Lesson 3: Another lesson to reinforce student's knowledge of the Icons using greenwashed ads. Links to ads are provided, but you can customize this as well. A great follow up lesson to use any time after the first two introduction lessons.
This is a great way to introduce the Icons to your students very quickly. I would recommend using this with middle school and up. If you have a high 5th grade class, or you usually “teach up” to your students, you may be able to use this with 5th grade as well. Great for GATE, Gifted and Talented, Academically and Intellectually Gifted teachers and students as well.
*Please note that these lessons are designed more for a Language Arts or Social Studies classroom.