Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

WSDL Strategy

 

 

Purpose of Strategy/Approach

 

Use WSDL spelling strategy to improve spelling.

 

Rationale of Lesson

 

Students will compare and contrast two science fiction short stories The Veldt and All in a Summer Day by Ray Bradbury through a variety of print, non-print, electronic, and other media to develop their ability to comprehend and critically interpret the short stories’ significance from a historical and or cultural context of technology.

 

Acknowledgment of Content Expert and Consultants

 

Pam Mayette and Dr. Mary Ellen Beatty-O’Ferrall

Materials

  • copies of The Veldt and All in a Summer Day by Ray Bradbury
  • computer(s) with Microsoft Excel software
  • taped recordings of passage of a poem composed of 50-200 words
  • tape recorders
  • earphones
  • graph paper
  • pencils
  • colored markers
  • highlighters
  • WSDL poster (at least one)
  • copies of WSDL prompt sheet that can fit on an index card
  • index cards
  • glue sticks
  • tape
  • overhead projector or computer with projector
  • thesaurus in book form or computers providing access to thesaurus over the internet
  • English journals or pieces of paper

References and Web Resources

 

WSDL Strategy References and Web Resources