Expect Unexpected Engagement When you try Hexagonal Thinking in ELA


301: The Easiest Last Day in ELA
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Showcase projects are the best! My curriculum revolves around them year after year. This episode was all about how to use them to amp up engagement for a unit from the very beginning.

Let me give you a list of ideas to help you get started brainstorming a showcase project of your own.

Try culminating a unit with a…. 

Mock Trial
Project Gallery
Video Award Nomination Party
Mural Unveiling
Live radio show
Progressive Play Performance
Poetry Slam
Poetry Jam
Open Mic
Storytelling Festival
Youtube Channel Reveal Party
Thesis Defense Conference
Free Choice Reading Festival
One Act Play Festival
Book Award Nomination Party

Remember that the EARLIER you introduce your project the EARLIER STUDENTS CAN GET EXCITED about the unit. 

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