Updated 9/14/17! Added 1) revising & editing checklists 2) rubrics 3) Research project rubric, sign up sheet, and research plan (7 additional sheets)
Students read the award winning children's book What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada at the beginning of the school year to get their minds focused on a growth mindset and working through a process to create a product. I am starting the year off with this lesson with my 7th grade special education students for ELA. Activities can be easily edited to fit any type of classroom setting.
In this lesson you get:
--One week lesson plan
--Step-by-step PowerPoint that walks students through discussion, reflection, project, and research
Students focus and reflect on 2 songs. Final project choices are essay, invention, or poem. Research is over a famous inventor. Students are given a list. Handouts can be printed out or upload to Google Classroom for easy access.