The Selfie Project- A Community Building Project- Digital and Paper/Pencil
Get to know your students' interests and skills while building community in your classroom with this first-week digital activity for ELA students. Included are fillable Word forms and a Google Slides link.
Students create a composition about themselves on the platform of their choice and share it with others in the class. Required elements are the use of 8 literary terms from a list of 12, and 2 images that connect to the students' lives.
Based on the students' choices of images, literary terms, and other content information, teachers will quickly know their students and be able to differentiate for them based on their interests, and skill levels.
Teachers roam, offer suggestions and watch students interact with each other as they compose and later share and offer peer feedback. Class leaders, effective groups and personality types quickly emerge with this short project. The potential for extra points also reveals which students enter the class with strong motivation.
The holistic grading scale included makes teacher assessment a snap. A peer feedback scale is also included.
Create a Selfie of your own to model writing and become part of your own classroom learning community from the very first week. Included are three samples for inspiration.
Category: ELA → Writing