Close reading. Visual rhetoric. Creative writing. Character analysis. AND a high-energy team-based activity that culminates in a "Shark Tank"-like a feeding frenzy for investment capital! Do you have what it takes to turn a literary icon into a social media superstar?
Blending old-school character analysis with student-accessible social media, Social Media Smackdown! is a game-changing approach to character analysis that puts your students right in the heart of any libretto -- wrapping with a can't-miss finale inspired by Edcamp's high-energy "Smackdown!"
Working in teams, your students take on the role of big-shot image consultants for major characters in literature. In a world where image is everything, it's up to YOU to win the eyes of the biggest investors on Wall Street by making your client look like a social media superstar before time runs out!
Nada. No fancy social media apps required. All you'll need is Google Slides and a class of high schoolers with access to BYOD or one-to-one technology (you can even go "old school" and print slides out as a worksheet activity). Then sound the trading bell and watch the frenzy begin as student teams collaborate and compete to craft mock social media profiles for each of the major characters the text has to offer.
THE FINE PRINT:
The teacher's instruction manual will walk you through how to use an editable copy of the 35 Google Slides provided to have your students laughing, collaborating, and working together at warp speed to fashion mock social media profiles in the style of...
This digital download likewise contains 8 complete slides of sample student work (from a Social Media Smackdown! on The Great Gatsby), along with modification ideas for additional writing prompts, reflection activities, and teacher grading suggestions.
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