For the past 2 weeks, the 3rd graders have been studying a current event that has to do with economics. I chose 3 current events, and assigned one to each group. I split the class into five small groups, so 3 groups worked separately on the same current event.
Each group was given an article from News ELA about their current event. Over the course of a week and a half they read the article many times, each time with a different focus. They searched for a problem and a solution, they found examples of resources, producers, and consumers, and they answered open-ended comprehension questions about their article. After fully digesting all that the article had to offer, the groups were given the task of creating a presentation to teach the class about their event. I gave them the option of writing a song or poem, doing a skit, creating a poster or comic, or writing a paper. The students were SO ready for me to stop explaining so they could get to work! Take a look at how busy they were creating their presentations.
Three groups were ready to present today, and the rest will present on Friday. Below are their presentations. Can you tell what their article was about?
The rest of the presentations will be posted later this week!
Little people, big minds.