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Create the Infographic_Info

Description 

How can you figure out what you want to present, and present it in the most compelling, comprehensive, and memorable way possible?
Have the students find a way to organize their thoughts about the issue, and the supporting evidence they have collected. Use the resources available (websites) or other creative materials to construct their first draft.

 

Time To Complete 

2+Days

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.W.1
  • CCRA.W.2
  • CCRA.W.6
  • CCRA.W.8

I Can Statements 

  • I can produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (6-8.WHST.4)
  • I can, with some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (6-8.WHST.5)
  • I will know my draft is of high quality when it:
    • Approaches the requirements for the assignment in terms of content, format, and length
    • It considers the needs of purpose and audience
    • Is clear and coherent (a complete draft)
    • Provides a logical progression of ideas

Assessing Student Readiness to Move to the Next Formative Task:

  • Confer with students, reviewing their drafts first for ideas, details, and organization to ensure they meet the requirements of the assignment, purpose, and audience.
  • Ask students to use rubrics/checklists to self-assess their work and develop a plan for revision.

 

 

Possible Activities 
  1. Offer students a chance to look at exemplars, this time with the purpose of identifying key features that make the position of the infographic clear, engaging, and memorable.  Students may code the infographic to highlight these sections and use a rubric to give feedback, or design a checklist of features for their infographic

  2. Watch one of various tutorials and videos on creating infographics in class. Post these resources on a class website for students to watch whenever they need help while creating an infographic

  3. Model planning the right design for presentation through think-alouds, revealing how you organize your notes and then begin to create your draft. You might want to try multiple organizations, graphs, and visuals and ask students to evaluate that they find most effective and why.

    • Have students fill out planning graphic organizers including questions like:
      • Which information, facts, and data are essential to include? Which aren’t?
      • What colors and layout will I use to share the information?

      • What graphs and graphics will I use to best convey information and data to the viewer?
      • What will be my order and flow of information?
  4. Centers with specific supports or lessons based on student need (choosing the right way to present numerical data, creating a headline, or clarity of communication) allow students to work in different partnerships or peer edits.

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