Sunday, March 1, 2015

First Person Literacy Activity

Students were exposed to five examples of the First Person section published in the Mercury weekly and asked to plan a page of their own. Here is a sample of one of the First Person articles and a student's finished text. Students can bring clothes along to dress up in and ask a friend to take a photo to go alongside their finished text about themselves. They will learn about laying out a page and can use the program of their choice to achieve the effect they desire. I look forward to reading them and finding out more about my students; especially after hearing about their early morning starts to the day. We focused on text layout, elaborating on ideas, and the use of the ellipsis in some texts.

Sample from the Mercury

Example of an interesting read