Procedural Writing | Media Literacy | End of the Year Activities | DIY Video

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Grade Levels
5th - 7th
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20 (student materials), 30 (teacher materials)
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Use the popular form of DIY how-to videos, to engage your students in the most fun they have had in writing all year! After this in-person or distance learning project, you can check off procedural writing, media creation, oral language expectations and so much more. This creative, hands-on literacy project is the perfect end of the year writing task. 

You will receive four files:

1. Collaborative class document - to lead your class step by step, through the creation process (Google Slides™)

  • Project introduction (written as a procedure)

  • DIY videos to analyze in order to collaboratively create project success criteria

  • Two samples of procedural text to analyze (for two different audiences)
    • For learning about why audience matters
    • For searching for the text features of a procedure

  • Discussion prompt for helping students develop a topic

  • Explanation of writing process - plan, rough draft, edit and revise

  • How to get started on video creation (Five options - Adobe Spark, WeVideo, Canva, iMovie and create your own slide template for other videos)

  • Sample student created DIY video to analyze for providing feedback on (to practice for peer feedback process)

2. Student creation template - plan, rough draft, edit and revise (Google Docs™)

3. Peer feedback form (Google Slides™)

4. Teacher materials

  • Instructions on how to use and send each type of file

  • All collaborative class document slides with sample answers filled in and tips on how to use in the speaker’s notes

  • Teacher feedback form

When your students have finished creating their masterpieces, it is time to share them with their classmates, giving the students an opportunity to learn from each other. Great for asynchronous learning and bonus tasks for quick finishers.

Everything you need for approximately two weeks (or more) of writing and media analyzing/ creation.  

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Total Pages
20 (student materials), 30 (teacher materials)
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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