Last week, students had the opportunity to demonstrate responsibility and initiative with the completion of their homework task. After handing in a copy of their speech, students received feedback on post-its, providing them an opportunity to strive for excellence by making revisions before presenting. Several students took this initiative.
4-6 students a day have been presenting, while others listened on. Listeners have been given the challenge of identifying the speech’s big idea, 3 supporting facts, and offering a reflection about the information they heard. Again, students are given feedback for their responses, allowing them an opportunity to make improvements over time.
Yesterday, the whole school demonstrated their respectful listening during a Remembrance Day Ceremony run by Student Council and featuring community veteran Mr. Thomas. We later worked in small groups to read several Remembrance Day books from the library, with the purpose of identifying the target audience, the big idea, and writing strategies used by the author.
This week’s Homework Task was sent home on Wednesday (due on Wed. 15th not Tuesday). For those who lost their copy….
Identify 3 different war memorials/monuments that recognize Canada’s history. Select one and explain the importance/significance of its existence and its location.
Express your thoughts and feelings about the importance of the memorial in helping people understand Canada’s heritage. The form of communication is your choice, but you must be accurate, thorough, and thoughtful.
Please provide your sources of information.