This curriculum correlation is designed to be used in a two hour block of
time, Monday through Thursday, either in the morning or afternoon. Friday's
block should be a minimum of one hour (plus clean up time) for the weekly project and
thirty minutes for the weekly review.
The two hour blocks satisfy the time requirements for Bible, social studies, and language arts in most conferences. Friday's hour satisfies the weekly art time required, even though art assignments are also integrated throughout the week's activities.
THE DAILY FLOW
Two hour blocks, Monday through Thursday:
Friday Projects = approximately one hour + clean-up time
Friday review activity = approximately 30 minutes
Remember the span of abilities between 5th and 8th grades. The eighth grade students have had more years of practice in reading, writing, and answering questions. Fifth grade students are taking that quantum leap between grades four and five. Possible adjustments for fifth graders and the lower ability students:
rubrics are designed to help you and the students in evaluating their work. Use them in a variety of ways:
|Cooperative Grouping: Many activities in the Globetrotter correlation lend themselves to cooperative groups. If you use them, ASSIGN students to groups of three or four--no more. The rotating roles of group members are: Group Recorder, Group Reporter, Computer Operator (and Group Encourager/Leader if there is a fourth person). Roles can be rotated every week or every three to four days.|