There are three parts to the expert project:
- Written Portion - students are expected to type two pages, double-spaced, sharing their ecosystem
- Slideshow Presentation - students will put together a slideshow to present to their peers. This slideshow will provide visuals and diagrams (food chains and webs) of their ecosystem
- Verbal Portion - to go along with their slideshow, students must practice what they'll say during their slideshow. They may put together notecards but they will not read from these notecards. Students are expected to "speak from the heart"
Most work will be done in class. We will use our normal science time and explorations for conducting research, taking our writing through the authoring cycle, putting together slide shows, etc. Their homework for this expert project will mainly comprise of continuing their work from class. To continue this work at home, students will need to access their school accounts.
The class created a timeline of when items are due. This expert project will be a good exercise in keeping deadlines, organizing work, and staying on task. They have placed these dates into their Google Calendar and added reminders to help they stay on task.
Timeline when things are due:
Ø Begin Expert Project – Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Ø Most of your research completed – Wednesday, October 30
Ø Outline for written part – Friday, November 1
Ø Written portion completed – Wednesday, November 6
Ø Verbal portion completed – Day of your presentation (Nov. 11 – 14)
Ø Practice slide show with parents – Due before your presentation. Turn in parent feedback form day of your presentation. Will send this out at a later time.
Ø Slide show completed – Day of your presentation (Nov. 11 – 14)
Ø Curriculum Night Share Fair – Thursday, November 14Ø Whole school Share Fair – Friday, November 15