How it works:
Students engage in conversations and inquiry concerning the traditions
of Valentine's Day, the composition of sentiments/ greetings, etc.
2. Students select characters from a literary work read during the term.
3. Students compose, using the writing process, sentiments to be placed
in Literary Valentines
Students design Valentine using technology, selecting fonts, color and
symbols appropriate to the creation of the character's message.
Students create and publish the Valentines.
Students share projects with class and teacher.
will be disseminated during the orientation to the project.
Students engage in informal peer reviews in small groups.
Students and teacher design a rubric to be used for later
evaluation/assessment of project.
Both student and teacher assesses project after publication.
will utilize word processing skills, art-design software to create
crafts/cards, such as: Microsoft HomePublishing 2000, Print Artist,
Print Shop. Students may also scan art work or other
Read 25 books of quality
Produce a response to literature
Listening and Viewing
in group meetings
and deliver an individual presentation
Grammar and Usage:
an understanding of the rules of the English language in written and
and subsequently revise work to improve its clarity and effectiveness.
to nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive and
work in a genre that follows the conventions of the genre.
students are seventh graders of average ability. Many are taking a
computer class at the same time, so they have familiarity with graphic
create Literary Valentines student readers must understand the
interrelationships among characters in stories, books, and poems. Using inference and character analysis, students respond
creatively and thoughtfully to text.
addition, the use of appropriate fonts, symbols and color in the
technology-based artistic design aspect of the project provides students
with the ability to further develop their interpretations of story
character and setting.
project is designed for implementation prior to Valentine's Day,
February 14th. The teacher should be able to guide the students in the
use of the computer programs including word processor and art/craft
design software, as well as the laser scanner.