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Create and Implement an Action Plan_PaE

Description 

How do you plan an event to ensure success?
Create a manageable action plan that includes answers to questions like the following: 
  • Who are you inviting?
  • Where will the event be held?
  • What supplies do you need?
  • What will the roles be on the day of the event?
  • What is the content of the event (e.g., program, schedule)?

 

Time To Complete 

2+ Days

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.1
  • CCRA.SL.4
  • CCRA.SL.5
  • CCRA.SL.6

I Can Statements 

  • I can create and implement an action plan that:
    • Identifies potential supporters for my event
    • Sets a specific location
    • Identifies the supplies and other material needs for the event
    • Defines the various roles that will need to be filled
  • I will know my action plan is of high quality if it:
    • Identifies potential supporters for my event
    • Sets a specific location
    • Identifies the supplies and other material needs for the event
    • Defines the various roles that will need to be filled

 

Possible Activities 
  1. Create a brainstorm chart with students, listing the things they will have to plan for their event.  Have students work in pairs to list ideas and share using a concept map, with “planning an event” in the circle.  One way to do this is to hand out pieces of colored paper and have students place topics on each piece and tape them to the chart.

  2. Do a mini-lesson on each part of the planning process (possible topics are “whom to invite and how,” “creating a budget,” “what supplies do I need,” “planning a schedule,” or “where to have my event and how to secure a location.”)  Mini-lessons will depend on the events being planned in a class. 

  3. Have students look at model action plans and work in pairs to answer questions like the following:

    • Which information is essential to include?
    • Which information is not essential?
    • What do I need to add that is not in the model action plan?
  4. In writer’s workshop style, have students work on completing their action plans

  5. Have students or groups share their plans, asking each other questions, and responding to the questions they have been asked.

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