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Susan Cooper’s The Boggart & CALL. By Barbara Dall & Jana Pedemonte Fall 1998 GSL 520. Description of Class. Language Proficiency: High Intermediate to Advanced Previous Computer Work: Proficiency in word processing, e-mail, web site production

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susan cooper s the boggart call

Susan Cooper’s The Boggart& CALL

By Barbara Dall &

Jana Pedemonte

Fall 1998

GSL 520

description of class
Description of Class
  • Language Proficiency: High Intermediate to Advanced
  • Previous Computer Work: Proficiency in word processing, e-mail, web site production
  • Class Make-up: 20 middle school students of mixed language backgrounds
  • Class Goal: Final class project to synthesize year-long language and computer skills
  • Computer Needs:
    • Computer for each group of students
    • Web production program--Front Page
    • Internet access
    • Word Processing program
  • Other Classroom Materials:
    • Books on Scotland, castles, Scottish folk tales
    • Scottish music on tapes, CD
    • Pictures, posters, food, clothing of Scotland
  • Language
    • Practice creative and factual report writing
    • Synthesize writing, listening, research and discussion skills
    • Produce process and edited written work through e-mail and web page
    • Use process writing (e-mails) to create class book of stories (edited writing)
  • Computer
    • Reinforce all skills taught throughout the year
procedures for writing activities i iii
Procedures for Writing Activities I-III
  • Review e-mail tandem story writing procedures
  • Read directions for the writing activities
  • Use the buttons to complete the task
  • Use e-mail to complete the activity
procedure for web page creation
Procedure for Web Page Creation
  • Review computer research and web creation skills
  • Explore castle sites in small groups
  • Divide tasks within groups
  • Note information and sites for web pages
  • Build web page
activity i
Activity I
  • Read pages 62-64 (the scene where the Boggart enters the house and eats the chocolate sauce). With your e-mail partner, write the next chapter of the story.
  • To listen to the story, click
  • To listen and read the story, click here.
  • To read the story by yourself, click here.
  • For help with vocabulary, click here
activity i continued
Activity I continued
  • Write a paragraph and send it to your partner
  • Read what your partner has written and add the next paragraph to continue the story
  • Continue back and forth writing the paired story until done
activity ii
Activity II
  • Listen to an excerpt from Mendelssohn’s “Fingal’s Cave”
  • The music store salesman tells Emily, “See if you can find the words inside it. They say ‘How lovely the sea is!’” (p. 81)
  • Do you agree? Write your e-mail partner with your opinion.
activity iii
Activity III
  • Emily writes to Tommy to tell him of the Boggart’s antics in Toronto. Tommy makes some suggestions about how to make the Boggart want to come home. (p. 142)
  • To see what a Boggart’s home could look like, visit Torosay Castle or Duart Castle, both on the Isle of Mull.
activity iii continued
Activity III continued
  • How would you get the Boggart home?
  • Write your e-mail partner with your idea.
  • Will your partner’s idea work? Why or why not?
  • Respond to your partner
activity iv
Activity IV
  • Create a castle web page
    • In small groups of 3-4, research information about castles.
    • Use the information to create a web site that highlights a part of Scottish castle life or history.
    • Your web page should contain factual information in paragraphs and graphics.
some places to start
Some Places to Start…
  • Ian’s Land of Castles
  • Castles for Kids
  • Castles of Scotland
potential problems
Potential Problems
  • Difficulties in reading the text. Will need to support students in reading the original text.
  • Computer glitches (have books available for back up)
  • Finding appropriate research sites for age/language proficiency of students
  • Monitor small groups for cooperation and production of all students.
evaluation of student learning
Evaluation of Student Learning
  • Written texts evaluated for Vermont Writing Portfolio criteria
  • Web pages evaluated for appropriate content and graphics
  • Group work evaluated for cooperation, input of each student, and production of final project
  • Cooper, Susan. The Boggart. New York: McElderry Books, 1993.
  • Gravatt, Christopher. Castle. New York: Knopf, 1994.
  • Macaulay, David. Castle. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
    • ----. Castle. PBS Video, 1983.
bibliography cont
Bibliography cont.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix. The Hebrides--Overture (Fingal’s Cave) Op. 26. Chandos Records LTD, CHAN 8379.
  • Platt, Richard. Stephen Biesty’s Incredible Cross-Sections. New York: Knopf, 1992.

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