Project 3: Writers' Network
||M. Ryan Gorner
P.O. Box 242
St. John's, NF A0A 3Y0
Tel: (709) 834-2968/2103
Start and Finish Dates:
||Sept., 1997 - June,
Our Grade 5's will write poetry and
create accompanying illustrations.
These can then be shared with Intranet
partners within the school - asking for written responses
to their work.
Because Newfoundland is the focus of
the Grade 5 Social Studies program, we will try to find
penpals in other Newfoundland communities.
Hopefully, these students will respond
to our works and perhaps will send works of their own.
The Topsail poetry and art will then be
"published" on the Internet via our school's
homepage showing our children that they are indeed
already authors and illustrators - and that they can
share their creations with a variety of audiences.
Curriculum Areas Relating to the
- Language Arts
Technology Education Learning Outcomes
|Department of Education
|1. Express personal
||1. Write poetry
|2. Write for a
variety of audiences
||2. Share writing
with teachers, classroom peers and Internet
|3. Engage in the
stages of writing
||3. Brainstorm web
ideas, draft, write, edit, publish and edit
|4. Make visual
images based on experiences and interests
||4. Create a visual
image to reflect their own written piece
vocabulary of terms and language
||1. Throughout the
project students will be exposed to such terms
as: modem, Netscape, e-mail, homepage, HTML
|2. Use drawing
technology when communicating ideas
||2. Will use a
scanner to scan art designs which will accompany
|3. Use a variety of
communication technologies and tools
||3. HTML and Netscape
will be used to publish an on-line version of
- experiencing the entire writing process of
brainstorming, first/second drafts,
editing/revision and the final copy.
- overview of this technical version of the shared
reading / shared writing experience.
- design of art work to accompany the written
- successful use of searching skills and e-mail.
- learning to write appreciative and appropriate
responses to other student's writing and art.
- publication of efforts via an Intranet and the
- co-operative learning groups.
- teacher observations.
- student evaluations.