Yesterday was the first day of Write-a-Palooza, a 14-day writing symposium for the 10th graders at our school. The entire 10th grade is participating which means that instead of English class, they will go to a writing class staffed by two teachers for the next 14-days. A team of 7 lead teachers have been crafting lesson plans for weeks and we kicked it off yesterday with the inauguration of President Barak Obama. Here's our kick-off lesson for Write-a-Palooza and below are links to the resources. If you're stymied by filters, try downloading the video files to your computer. I used DownloadHelper, a Firefox plug-in to do just that.
"Yes We Can"