Sreeju M G -English Class X COMIC BOOK MAKING

Sreeju M G
English Class X

Project Based Learning
1. Project Plan
(1.1)The Define Phase

(1.11) Introduction:
·   Write a statement describing the overall purpose of the project.
·   What is the key challenge or problem the project is aiming to address?
·   What are students intended to learn from the project?

Motivate the students to read - engaging through thinking,creating and writing-developing  creative and higher level thought process-enriching reading ,writing and thinking-

(1.12) Project Scope:
 Describe the scope of your project. This may include class and section, subjects it covers, self shills to be used etc. as well as other factors affecting scope.

Students from class X
Subject involved-English ,fine arts(painting and drawing)
Student research will be monitored and managed to avoid students going off track and out of scope.

(1.13) Curriculum and Standards:
List the curriculum and standards this project with cover.


Lesson 2 –Define Phase
2.1 Essential Question:
            Put in writing the question that will engage the students

Don’t talking pictures stay longer in memory?

2.2 Grouping Strategy:
Describe the criteria that will be used to form students team and how this maps to the goals of the project.

Team will comprise groups of 5 students of mixed gender, and mixed ability and skills. One of the goals is to promote teamwork in mixed ability groups so that higher ability students get opportunities for peer instruction, and lower ability students benefit from the more advanced collaboration that will arise from this.

2.3 Learning Environment:
            Describe the learning environment for the project including any classroom adaptation that will be required.

A group working area in the classroom will be set aside with tables and chairs to allow more effective interaction among team members. A classroom wall near the project area will be set aside to post paper materials collected during research. Computer labs will be used for the majority of the online work. Research notes will be recorded in computers/blogs. Some collaboration between students will take place through email,WHATTSAPP ETC

2.4 Assessment Approach:
               Describe the approach for:

               2.41 Authentic Assessment:

            Authentic tasks such as
1.creating pictures for the images in the poem
2.arranging the pictures according to the plot
3.creating appropriate dialogues forsituations
2.42 Formative Assessment:
Regular feedback will be provided as the stiudents work on the picture cards,dialogues,drawing and colouring

2.43 Summative Assessment:


2.44 Rubrics:
2.45 Gradings:

Sample – Lesson 3
Plan Phase

3.1 Work Breakdown, Products and Milestones:

            List the project task and, if possible at this stage include the sub-tasks. For each task add the product that will be created and indicate it will be a milestone.
3.1 Work Breakdown, Products and Milestones:
List the project task and, if possible at this stage include the sub-tasks. For each task add the product that will be created and indicate it will be a milestone.

3.2 Role definition:
List the roles team members will fulfill in the project.
Project leader: teacher will fulfill this role
Researchers,painters,dialogue makers,monitors,
 (all students will contribute to this)
Project leader : will monitor the team’s work at various levels
Presentation author
Presenter (all students will take some part in the presentation)

3.3 Task schedule:
Note start and end dates for the project.
Include expected dates to start specific tasks
Project start date 1st Nov 2016
Project end date 30th Nov 2016
Activity “Creating a comic strip based on the poem –THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER.

3.4 Special Activities Plan:
List any special activities (e.g. Field trips or guest speakers) including dates.
Exhibition on 1 dec

3.5 Resource Plan:
List resource that will be required during the project and any other date constraints associated with them.
Computer lab

3.6 Direct Instruction:
List any planned direct instruction sessions and link them to specific tasks if appropriate.
Project task groups
Research group
Planning group

3.7 Reviews and checkpoints:
Describe how you will incorporate review meetings and checkpoints in the project
Twice or thrice  every week there will be a 10 minutes class conference to discuss progress, successes and challenges.
A checkpoint meeting for each team will be held for 10 minutes twice per week.

3.8 Assessment plan:
Describe the balanced assessment plan for the project. List products that will be assessed during the project. List rubrics that need to be created before project launch.

Opportunities for authentic assessment will include: the research,library work,collaboration,
Formative assessment will primarily focus on the artifacts created by the students during the project. Special attention will be paid to survey prototypes, learning journals and presentation outlines.
Summative assessments will be performed on the lay out and presentation of the content.
Rubrics prepared: Survey and research  questions and results rubric, picturisation and presentations rubric, grading rubric.

Lesson 4-Work plan
Prepare work plan in the format given below.

Lesson 5-The Do Phase

5.1 Project Launch:
Describe how the project will be launched, including how goals, expectation, rules, procedures, assessment, and grading will be presented to the students.
The project will be launched as a group meeting with the whole class. There will be a presentation covering goals, expectations, rules, procedures, assessment and grading. Students will be invited to discuss any of the above and we may make change as a result. The final presentation will be printed and displayed in the classroom as well as being posted in PBL Blog
Define, plan, do, and review cycles will be discussed

5.2  Artifacts:
List artifacts that will be created during the project
Research notes
Sample sheets
Message boards (may be thro’ email/blog/what’s app) (as demonstration of team collaboration)
Presentation outlines

5.3 Culminating product:
Describe what culminating product or products are expected to be created during the project and how they will be presented.

  Each sheet of the comic will be prepared and presented by the groups
Each group will share their methods and innovations with the other group

5.4  Celebrating completion:
Describe how the students will celebrate when the project is completed.
The comic strip will be released in the morning assembly.
It will be exhibited in the school library for an exhibition

Lesson 6-The Review Phase

6.1 Student Reflection and Evaluation:
Describe how student reflection and evaluation will be conducted.
One session after the end of the project will be dedicated to student reflection and evaluation. Their reflection will cover: what topics I learned about, what new skills I learned, what I liked about the project, what I didn’t like about the project and what I would do differently on the next project. An evaluation form will be completed by each student as a homework assignment.
A subsequent lesson will be used to discuss the observations made by the students

6.2 Teacher Reflection and Evaluation:
Describe how teacher reflection and evaluation will be conducted.

I have prepared a teacher reflection and evaluation form to complete that covers:
Achievement of project goals
What I learned
What I would do differently next time

6.3  Assessment of 21st Century skills:
List of 21st century skills in this project and its assessment
Artifact                                      21st century skills
Research notes                        problem solving, ICT ,initiave
Dialoge written                        creativity,communicative skills
Pictures and illustrations       creativity,imagination,team work

6.4  Summative Assessment and Grading:
List products and the corresponding rubrics that will be used for SA and Grading
Product Rubric Grading
Research notes Research notes rubric
Dialogue writing Dialogue writing rubric
Picture presentation Picture presentation rubric
Lay out and colouring

Lesson 7-The Manage Phase

7.1 Process Management:
List tasks that will be used to manage the process of conducting the learning
Project leadership
Progress monitoring
Process management
Conflict managemen

7.2 Student Preparation:
Describe how students will be prepared for the project prior to launch. List any specific instruction or tasks that will be needed
The students will be told about the idea for the project 2 weeks before it start. They will be asked to learn more about comic strips from the net and library

7.3 Facilitation:
Describe how facilitation of resources will be used to enable the students to be successful.

Use of library and computer lab will be fixed in advance…specific research tasks will be distributed in advance

7.4  Progress Monitoring:
Describe how program will be monitored throughout the project.

Group Progress
Whole class conference twice or thrice a week

eam checkpoint meetings as well informally daily checking with teams and individuals on their work.

(7.5) Re-planning:
Describe how‘re-planning’ will be used if the project goes off track
 Since student autonomy is low there is low risk of the project going off track. 10% additional time allowance has been included for overrun but the end date cannot be exceeded. There is an option for homework to be used to catch up if necessary

(7.6) Conflict Management:
Describe how to address problems related to participation, offer approaches to manage other conflicts that may arise.
 Teamwork rules will be included in project launch presentation. Students are asked to initially try to work out conflicts on their own. In the case of a deadlock, issues are to be raised with the teacher. Lack of participation will be dealt with by culprits being removed from the project work and set to work on alternative individual tasks for the duration of the project

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