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Important, attention-grabbing, and engaging PowerPoint presentation of data from research of drop outs. Can serve as a stand-alone lesson on many standards, an introduction to a unit on research, or to add on to another unit to fill informational reading standards. It definitely captures students' attention and motivates them to research this very serious real-world topic...leads to text-to-self and text-to-world reflections.
Includes PowerPoint presentation, the same PowerPoint presentation but timed to run on its own, an anticipatory questionnaire, a personal life's goal chart, a solutions brainstorm sheet, main idea sheet, summary maze, plus an on-demand (or just assigned) friendly letter prompt and scoring guide (letter to friend considering dropping out).
My students use this as a starting point, a front-load, to a mini-research unit. Then they research today's statistics - looking for different perspectives, individual stories, etc. It's very powerful, and makes a profound impact on them while encouraging them to stay in school.
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